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Conference “Social Agriculture and Care Farm: Work opportunity, Social Partnership and Inclusion” have been organised in Brussels in 25th of June

The Conference was organised by Care- t- Farms projekt (http://care-t-farms.eu/index.php/en/) Erasmus + programme, willing to encourage the use of farms as places promoting positive mental and physical health and wellbeing Social farming, also known as care faming, is based on the principal of using farms as providers of social and health support services. While social farming is suitable for all ages, it mainly targets disabled and elderly persons as well as people suffering from diseases. U...
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The project “Together for Community and Nature: Strengthening of Development Process in Miory District by Partnership of Authorities and Civil Society” have started in Belarus

June 26 this year in Miory Regional Executive Committee held an introductory workshop and press event in the framework of the project “Together for Community and Nature: Strengthening of Development Process in Miory District by Partnership of Authorities and Civil Society.” The project, which is designed for three years, implemented by local authorities in collaboration with the NGO “BirdLife Belarus (APB)” (Minsk) and the Latvian Rural Forum (Riga, Latvia). Miorsky area is a corner of the Be...
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First National rural parliament in the Republic of North Macedonia

The First National Rural Parliament was organized in the Republic of North Macedonia in the period between 12 and 14 June 2019, following the positive example of the European countries, which have been organizing rural parliaments for many years as an efficient process to foster an inclusive discussion among the rural population and the policy makers for the purpose of improving rural policies and to address certain challenges related to rural development. More than 90 representatives of loca...
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Lithuanian rural communities meeting

From 7th  to 9th June in Klaipeda district the 17th Lithuanian Rural Communities Meeting was organised The meeting brought together over 1000 local community representatives from 25 Lithuanian municipalities. The meeting involved discussions, a fair (trade, tasting, education), ethno games - competitions "Strong, fast and beautiful", performances by youth groups and by Lithuanian small capitals of culture. The event "LKBS meeting 2019" was funded by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Re...
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From 5th to 7th of june the village of Zalenieki (Latvia) became an epicentre of discussions about new rural paradigm

4th Latvian Rural Communities Parliament gather around 350 policy makers, opinion leaders, active rural citizens, new initiative implementers, NGO representatives and other persons interested in rural development who shared their experience, inspired each other, tackled important topics and envisioned a positive future for rural areas. On June 6 and 7, 2019, the Latvian Rural Forum together with its partners created an environment for relaunching new rural initiatives of Latvia and Europe, gi...
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3rd Croatioan rural parliament (vodice and tisno, may 20-23, 2019)

The Third Croatian Rural Parliament was held from May 20 - 23, 2019 in Vodice and Tisno, in the Šibenik-Knin County on the Adriatic coast. The main theme was "Smart villages", or the villages of the future. The organizers were the Croatian Network for Rural Development (HMRR), the Ministry of Agriculture and the national Network for Rural Development (MRR). Local Action Group Sea 249 was host and co-organizer of the event. The Parliament gathered more than 300 participants from all over Croat...
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Social entrepreneurship as a model for marginalized groups employment

From May 29th to 30th 2019 in the ethno complex “Kolibe”, near Niksic in Montenegro, a training of trainers will be organised on "Social entrepreneurship as model for marginalized groups’ employment" within the project "Innovative support to employment of rural marginalized groups – SyneRgi" 12 representatives of the Western Balkan rural development networks will participate at this two day training, which will be conducted by trainers from Rural Parliament in Slovakia and Regional Associatio...
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PREPARE have participated in ENRD steering group

Prepare Secretary general has participated in the ENRD steering group in Brusssels, 13 May The Steering groups discusses matters related to the strategy and annual work programme of the European Network for Rural Development. This session was dedicated mainly to self-evaluation and feedback from the April networking event in Brussels. All participants agreed on that events like NetworkX should be organised more often, although ENRD could not make such commitment. Communication by ENRD should ...
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The future of the eu LEADER approach in georgia discussed at the 4th conference on rural development in Tbilisi

On 26 March 2019, the 4th Conference on Rural Development supported by the European Union was held in Tbilisi within the framework of the European Neighbourhood Programme for Rural Development (ENPARD).  The conference on the “Future of LEADER Approach in Georgia” aimed at discussing the future perspectives of the European model of rural development, including the LEADER approach, with the stakeholders involved in agricultural sector in Georgia as well as at sharing the best practices and experi...
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Green enterpreniership caravan in the Balcans

In the spring of 2019, the rural development networks in the Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina, as partners in the project NAGE – Networking and Advocacy for Green Economy, launched the Green Entrepreneurship Caravan This is the first of a series of three green entrepreneurship caravans which will be implemented once a year in all the seven participating countries. The aim of this activity is to familiarize the stakeholders wi...
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