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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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From Hystory of PREPARE- Gathering 2010 in Serbia

PREPARE Gathering in 2011. In 2011 more than 150 participants from about 20 European countries gathered in Zlatibor, Republic of Serbia. During the gathering June 29 - July 2, 2011, the conference “Access EU with Integrated Rural Development” took place and a local tour to ethno-complex was organised. PREPARE travelling workshops was organised on the following themes: Rural development initiatives in the Vojvodina region, Rural development initiatives in South-western Serbia region, Rural dev...
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From Hystory of PREPARE- Gathering 2010 in Macedonia

PREPARE Gathering in 2010. This year 109 participants from 20 European countries gathered in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) from 30th August to 3rd September. The participants were welcomed by representatives of the organisers (ALKA and PREPARE) as well as by Macedonian  Ministry  of  Agriculture,  Forestry  and  Food,  Mr.  Ljupco  Dimovski. Also,  the European Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr. Dacian Ciolos, addressed the PREPARE Gathering participants with a  letter  that  was  read ...
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New Activists For Rural Development- Meet Edisona Franca from Kosovo

Edisona is a 23 years old agricultural student from Kosovo. She is a youth activist, primarily dedicating time working for the Network of Organizations for Rural Development of Kosovo which she joined last year. As an agricultural student she strongly believes in the importance of agriculture in rural development, especially with regard to land use, but also taking into account the potential contribution of farming to rural development in terms of supporting employment and environmental services...
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Inspirational books about Rural development

PREPARE as well as its members and partners have publish several books related to a historical overview of how the civic spirit moved processes for rural development. PREPARE AISBL published the book “RURAL PARLIAMENTS: Emerging participative democracy”, Forum Synergies published “Rural Europe on the move” and ELARD publihed the book “A Leader journey through rural Europe”. We also recomend to read FARNET latest magazine where tremendous and inspirational stories  about local action are publishe...
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Successful implementation of the ROAD project

Our member Finnish Village Movement Association in strong cooperation with PREPARE, ELARD and ERCA. The project was financed by the Europe for Citizens programme Search for more information here: Main websites Beneficiary: https://suomenkylat.fi/hankkeet/eurooppalainen-maaseutuparlamentti-erp/ ERP Official  www.europeanruralparliament.com under advocacy and themes Gathering data www.erp2019.eu/news Read more in project documents: and
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Message of the PREPARE President to the network

Dear, friends, European rural experts and enthusiasts! During the tragic events many European countries are facing these days, I encourage you to keep going, keep collaborating and networking, and continue to believe in the values we share and goals we want to achieve! Humans are social beings and during the social isolation due to the COVID-19, our previously established ways of communicating and networking either become stronger – because of good skills of digital communication – or weaker,...
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Scholarship programme 2020

Forum Synergies in cooperation with the Latvian Rural Forum announce their Scholarship Programme 2020. It is an international exchange programme with the aim to promote sustainable rural development by sharing knowledge and, in particular, know-how about sustainability. As regards the Scholarship Programme – as the first step we are looking for HOST ORGANISATIONS. Information about the Scholarship programme is already available at website (http://www.forum-synergies.eu/article154.html). Inter...
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