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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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Newsletter #WeArePrepare (July 2019)

In this edition: - European rural youth parliament will empower youth voice regarding rural development challenges - The project "Together for community and nature: strengthening of development process in miory district by partnership of authorities and civil society" has started in belarus - Forum Synergies and latvian rural forum scholarship programme brings people together - Estonian rural parliament - PREPARE 1st gathering in slovakia 2003 (we celebrate 20) - Meet Aleksandra Todorovs...
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New Activists For Rural Development- Meet Aleksandra Todorovska from North Macedonia

Aleksandra comes from North Macedonia, a small country in the Balkan Peninsula with beautiful lakes, scenic mountains and rich cultural heritage in art, architecture, poetry, and music. As a passionate fan of nature and travels, working on utilization of the natural and cultural potentials for developing the rural areas and improving the living conditions is a great pleasure for her, even though quite challenging, bearing in mind the many problems and issues faced by the rural communities. Consi...
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From History of PREPARE- PREPARE gathering, October 2003

The first full multi-national gathering of the PREPARE network was held in October 2003.   It was open to all members of the Network.  The main organiser was Jela Tvrdonova. The gathering took an unusual form, with two connected elements: (1) travelling workshops, bringing participants from their home countries to Slovakia and (2) the main gathering at Banska Stiavnica in Slovakia, from 15 to 17 October. The first part of the gathering was a series of travelling workshops, made by bus or m...
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Estonian Rural Parliament

During the 13th Estonian Rural Parliament (July 26-28 2019) in Räpina, Põlva County (Southern Estonia) the rural manifesto was announced. The manifesto  invites the Government of the Republic, ministries, partners and communities to consider the following points in planning and implementing Estonian village and rural development: Integrated rural coordination, Clarification of the concept of rural area, Accessibility, Involving the community in decision-making processes, Enforcement of Villag...
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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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