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New Activists For Rural Development- Meet Kristin Langer from the Netherlands

I am a young activist working on a more inclusive sustainable future. I am from Germany, but I have lived in the Netherlands for the last two years. Before the lockdown I used often move between urban and rural areas of  Germany, Netherlands and Italy, where my activities, families and friends are. I developed my working experience in a cross-border project (“onbegrensd”) for youngsters, mainly in rural areas at the Dutch-German border, focusing specifically on their wishes and needs. In 2019...
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In 2021 European Rural Parliament comes To yhe Central/Eastern Europe For The First Time

The European Rural Parliament (ERP) is a network and partnership that wouldn´t be there without your national rural parliaments, events, all the actions you do at home to raise awareness about rural concerns and possibilities. PREPARE members have shown great commitment in the ERP process. 2021 will not change that. For the first time ERP comes to Central/Eastern Europe, to Kielce in Poland, probably in late September. The host is the Association Swietokrzyskie Rural Area Development supporte...
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New Activists For Rural Development- Meet Vladan Babič from Montenegro

Vladan Babic, 32 years old, is the owner of a small business from Niksic, Montenegro. He considers himself as a youth activist, member of rural development network in Montenegro and he is director of NGO Drumovanje as well. He works a lot with  projects related to the rural development on education of people in rural area of Banjani, Trubjela, on how they can apply for local and national measures. He has also worked with several projects on the promotion of the rural area in Niksic, including...
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The European Commission encourages involvement in the planning of Cohesion Policy at national level

During the Structured Dialogue with ESIF partners event, Kadri Uustal, Head of Unit Coordination of programes (DG Regio) presented Cohesion policy 2021- 2027 programming and encouraged Civil Society to take part in planning of Cohesion Policy at national level. To find relavant ontacts in Your country, go to link: https://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/ Find full presentation here:    
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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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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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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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The European Green Deal- Message To PREPARE Partners From Michael Dower, Former PREPARE Coordinator

I draw your attention to a major policy statement, recently approved by the European Commission after consultation, which will be reflected in many of the main EU programmes in the period 2021 to 2027. I refer to the European Green Deal, which is based strongly on the tackling of climate change, sustainable use of resources and protection of wildlife. The Green Deal approach will be applied to all main sectors of the European economy, including the rural economy which matters so much to us in P...
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