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Structured dialogue with European Structural and Investment funds’ Partners group of experts took place in Brussels, 19th november

PREPARE  (through its board member Nikša Božic) was present at the meeting of the Structured Dialogue group of experts for ESI Funds. The agenda covered topics of preparations for the post-2021 period (update on co-legislative negotiations on the post-2021 package, update on programming of the funds, implementation of the partnership principle, measures proposed for simplification in the post-2021 legislative package and complementarity between Funds. Most presentations are already available ...
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The 4th European Rural Parliament was held in Candás, Asturias, Spain from November 6-9, 2019.

The 335 participants representing 38 European countries included rural inhabitants, representatives of civil society organisations, researchers, national governments and European Union institutions. This was preceded on November 4-6 by the 2nd European Rural Youth Parliament ERYP, in which 70 young delegates from 14 countries gathered to share their perspective on rural life. The 2nd European Rural Youth Parliament issued a Declaration with 10 calls for action regarding the most urgent challenge...
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Newsletter #WeArePrepare (Oct 2019)

In this edition: - European Rural Parliament this week - PREPARE members held their general assembly 2019 - Structured dialogue with european structural and investment funds’ partners group of experts will take place in Brussels, 19th november - Agricultural policy forum 2019 gathered in Ohrid more than 140 relevant stakeholders from 16 countries from SEE and beyond - Conference of Polish local action groups, 30 september – 2 october 2019 - PREPARE is promoting new activists for rural de...
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New Activists For Rural Development- Meet Rimvydas Palubinskas from Lithuania

Rimvydas Palubinskas is the leader of Alvitas rural community. Within the Vilkaviškis region local action group, his community takes an active part in the development of the local development strategy. He was elected to the VAG (Vilkaviškis activity group) council for ten years. At this time Rimvydas  became a member of the council in Vilkaviškis region department and a vice-chairman of the rural business committee.  He is very keen on rural development,  interested in innovations and takes part...
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Conference of Polish Local Action Groups, 30 September – 2 October 2019

The Polish LAGs met near Kielce in Central Poland together with representatives of the Managing Authorities implementing CLLD, to look back on the achievements of LEADER/CLLD and get ready for the future period The gathered LAGs, as well as the Ministry of Agriculture and regional Intermediate Bodies agree that the implementation of LEADER in Poland is a success, with around 10.000 new jobs created; after some initial difficulties, the multi-funded CLLD with other ESI Funds (EMFF, ESF and ERD...
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Agricultural Policy Forum 2019 gathered in Ohrid more than 140 relevant stakeholders from 16 countries from SEE and beyond

The Forum took place from 9th to 10th of October. The participants shared views on agricultural and rural development policies in the Western Balkans and provided policy recommendations for improving the current situation! All materials, presentations and conclusions from the Forum are available here: http://apf.seerural.org/outputs/ Ohrid Agenda 2019 is available here: http://apf.seerural.org/…/uploads/2017/04/20.-Ohrid-Agenda-… Picture from https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2439...
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PREPARE aisbl members held their general assembly 2019

On 9th of October, the PREPARE AISBL General Assembly took place in the municipality of Majšperk  (Slovenia). Durng the GA, there was a discussion and approval of the annual report and budget. News from members were shared (a traditional round table of updates from each member organisation). Āris Ādlers was elected as a member of the Executive Board for a term of three years. With this vote, Āris has a mandate to continue the presidency of PREPARE. One of the main decisions regarding PREPA...
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Newsletter #WeArePrepare (Sep 2019)

In this edition: - PREPARE Aisbl members will meet in Majšperk (Slovenia) - Slovenian rural parliament will host an international workshop/conference on the topic of rural economies - The 4th Lithuanian rural parliament will take place in Raudondvaris manor on the 18th of october - :LEADER in Armenia – latest developments - Successful finalisation of rural development policy forum of SEE countries 2019 - Local branding as a tool for rural development is appreciated in Miory district (Bel...
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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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