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From History of PREPARE- 3rd – 8th October 2005: A long but interesting PREPARE Gathering in Latvia and Lithuania

Participants from Croatia, Cyprus, Slovenia, Hungary, Macedonia, UK, Belarus, Poland, Romania, Belgium arrived in Lithuania on the 3rd of October 2005 and gathered in Ukmergė. After a nice social evening with different drinks brought by international participants, early on the chilly morning of 4th of October,  they left by minibuses to different parts of Lithuania The first team, led by Guoda Burokienė, headed south to the ethnographic region of Lithuania – Dzūkija, where they met local rura...
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Local branding as a tool for rural development is appreciated in Miory district (Belarus)

PREPARE President participated in an event related to local developent initiatives and local resource promotion event in Miory (Belarus) on the 15th of September, 2019 The activity was implemented under the project "Together for Community and Nature: Strengthening the Development Process in Miory District by Partnership of Authorities and Civil Society", implemented in cooperation with the Latvian Rural Forum (PREPARE member) and funded by the European Union. The major objectives of the proje...
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Successful finalisation of Rural development policy forum of SEE countries 2019

The 3rd Rural Development Policy Forum of SEE countries was held from the 10th to the 12th of September 2019 in Zlatibor, Serbia. The main theme for this year’s forum was youth. The agenda included such presentations as “ENRD and supporting rural youth at the EU level”, “Local self-government and local policy for rural development support”, “Rural youth policy and young farmers support in Serbia”, “The role of CSO and CSO networks in improving policy for rural youth support”. Working groups p...
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LEADER in Armenia – latest developments

The President of PREPARE AISBL participated in a UNDP seminar on “How to implement the LEADER/CLLD approach for Local Empowerment of Actors for Development in Armenia”. The event took place in Yerevan (24th of September) The aim of seminar was to provide comparative experience and information to assist partners relevant to LEADER/CLLD implementation in Armenia in harmonizing the approach, tools and vocabulary. During the seminar Āris Ādlers (Representative of PREPARE AISBL) presented the topi...
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The 4th Lithuanian rural parliament will take place in Raudondvaris manor on the 18th of october

Lithuanian Rural Communities Union is organising the 4th Lithuanian rural Parliament which will be held on the 18th of October 2019 in Raudondvaris manor The aim of the Lithuanian Rural Parliament is to mobilize the voice of the Lithuanian villages and to decide where the Lithuanian villages should go and what they should be. It is a platform for exchanging ideas, experiences and practical advice on how to preserve the Lithuanian countryside with its inherent social and cultural spirit. It is...
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Slovenian rural parliament will host an international workshop/conference on the topic of rural economies

The 5th Slovenian Rural Parliament will take place in Haloze on the 8th and 9th of October 2019. Upon the initiative of the Slovenian Rural Development Network, the co-organizers of the event are partners of the National Rural Network with cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food. More information about the 5the Slovenian Rural Parliament: http://drustvo-podezelje.si/en/rural-parliament/slovenian-rural-parliament/5th-srp  
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Newsletter #WeArePrepare (Aug 2019)

In this edition: - Two months left till the main gatherings of rural development professionals and enthusiasts of Europe - Smart villages as an effective way to adress key challenges in rural areas - workshop in Poland 21-22 october 2019 - Rural development policy forum of SEE countries 2019 will take place in Serbia from 10th to 12th of septemer 2019 - ALTER project brings together partners from 9 countries - Thematic lab on Smart villages in Brussels, 17 october 2019 - Post- 2020: loca...
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New Activists For Rural Development- Meet Jakub Dvorsky from Slovakia

Jakub Dvorský (25) is from a small village called Lišov, situated in the south part of Slovakia with only 250 inhabitants  now, while in the past it was around 800. The village is without water and sewage system, no phone reception, very high unemployment. When he was 18, Jakub left home and went to work abroad, mainly as a volunteer. He was involved in several projects based in rural areas, in different countries of Europe and Africa. In 2015 Jakub came back and set up a new NGO called Lišov...
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From History of PREPARE Network- Gathering and Travelling Workshops in Latvia and Lithuania in 2005.

After the PREPARE Gathering in Slovakia in 2003, next big milestone for PREPARE Network was organising the PREPARE Gathering and Travelling Workshops in Latvia and Lithuania in 2005.  The name of the gathering was “A vision for the future of rural Europe”. The activities in Latvia were organised by the newly established “Latvian Rural forum” in cooperation with Daugavpils partnership. The event started on 3 October 2005 with a meeting in Riga with representatives from Ministry of Agriculture of ...
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Alter project brings together partners from 9 countries

In august Serbia hosted the ninth meeting of the ALTER project partners-members of PREPARE For over three years, the ALTER project has been the first EU project for most partners (rural networks from South-Eastern Europe and Turkey), the first re-granting experience in support of local initiatives, and the first intensive collaboration with partners in their countries and other national rural development networks through more than 50 meetings, research , opinion papers, and other activities i...
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