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From 12TH till 16th of October, the Agricultural policy forum 2020 will take place. APF 2020 is organized by the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in SEE in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development of Kosovo*. It will once more serve as a platform for international dialogue on policy settings and perspectives of common interest to agricultural policy makers and stakeholders, especially under extraordinary circumstances caused by the CO...
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Newsletter #WeArePrepare (Aug 2020)

In this edition: Improving perspectives for the implementation of the LEADER approach in the Western Balkans -We Stand for Peace in Belarus -Latvian Rural Forum starts cooperation project with The National Leader Network Or Moldova -Webinar – Smart Village Leader Network -Join The 18th European Week Of Regions and Cities -Nordk presents their 2nd Bulletin August 2020 -European Climate Pact- Message To PREPARE partners from Michael Dower -Should the EU Launch A Common Forestry Policy?...
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A vision for rural Europe

A Web Conference of high value to PREPARE was held in 7 July - organised by two men who are our close friends, with a keynote speech by a remarkable women. The event was jointly organised and chaired by Dacian Cioloş and Hannes Lorenzen.  Dacian is now a MEP, and President of the Renew Europe.  6 years ago, as European Commissioner for Agriculture, he funded PREPARE’s series of traveling workshops and conferences on Empowering Rural Stakeholders in the Western Balkans.  Hannes was founder Cha...
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Newsletter #WeArePrepare (July 2020)

In this edition: Improving perspectives for the implementation of the LEADER approach in the Western Balkans A vision for rural Europe HERPA research project in Horizon 2020 Refival seeks partners and funding to revitalize rural communities through refugee integration Meet Vane Naunov form North Macedonia From hystory of PREPARE- Gathering in 2014 Introducing our members - Kosovo rural development network
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New Activists For Rural Development- Meet Vane Naunov from North Macedonia

Vane Naunov is a 25 years old lawyer, currently following post graduate studies on intellectual property law. He comes from Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia and considers himself a youth activist, member of rural development network in North Macedonia for more than one year as a member of Aero club Skopje. Since he is a young lawyer and aeronautical enthusiast, his field of work is mostly law regarding the young people’s rights and needs, initiatives for supporting young people’s inclusion...
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Webinar: Improving perspectives for the implementation of LEADERS approach in the Western Balkan countries.

The European Union’s Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance to Rural Development (IPARD) supports agricultural and rural reforms in Western Balkan. The EU financial and technical assistance to beneficiaries’ countries (Albania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey) aims to improve the competitiveness of the agri-food sector and rural areas, and the alignment with EU acquis in agriculture and rural development. Implementation of local development strategies – LEADER approach - is one o...
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Newsletter #WeArePrepare (June 2020)

In this edition: -EU Recovery Plan For Rural Development -PREPARE Invites New Organisations to Join PREPARE - Webinar: Improving Perspectives for the Implementation of Leader Approach in the Western Balkans - Webinar on the Farm to Fork Strategy with Commissioner Wojciechowski - The European Green Deal- Message to PREPARE Partners From Michael Dower, Former PREPARE Coordinator - ERP Partners Meeting will be Organised Trough a Webinar on 1st of July, 2020 -PREPARE Board Meets To Finalise...
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EU recovery plan for Rural Developement

During webinar, organised by PREPARE, Silvia Michelini from the EC told about the proposals of the recovery plan - following Brexit and Corona and the wishes to include citizen´s in the preparation of the Future of Rural Europe paper. She also mentioned the increased possibilities for networking between EU and Non-EU countries. You can find a short paper of the essential proposals for rural areas in the recovery plan. The Commission will increase the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) by €9 bil...
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