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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The project “Together for Community and Nature: Strengthening of Development Process in Miory District by Partnership of Authorities and Civil Society” have started in Belarus

June 26 this year in Miory Regional Executive Committee held an introductory workshop and press event in the framework of the project “Together for Community and Nature: Strengthening of Development Process in Miory District by Partnership of Authorities and Civil Society.” The project, which is designed for three years, implemented by local authorities in collaboration with the NGO “BirdLife Belarus (APB)” (Minsk) and the Latvian Rural Forum (Riga, Latvia). Miorsky area is a corner of the Be...
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Newsletter #WeArePrepare (June 2019)

In this edition: - Announcement for prepare members - save the date for PREPARE GA! - Youth instagram challenge for 18-29 years - Important information from the croatian rural parlament - From 5th to 7th of june the village of Zalenieki (Latvia) became an epicentre of discussions about new rural paradigms - Lithuanian rural communities meeting - First national rural parliament in the republic of north macedonia - Introducing our members- civil society network for rural areas...
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PREPARE Network Is Promoting New Activists For Rural Development- Meet Albana Hasmeta from Albania

Albana is a youth activist, primary dedicating her time to work for the Albanian Network for Rural Development. She joined ANRD in its first months of operation. Apart from involvement in the Network, Albana has been actively engaged with youth, mainly in training and peer education, and coordinating small scale projects and initiatives. Existing knowledge and experience, as well as professional motivation toward a more solid role of rural youth in the country’s development, support activism and...
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First National rural parliament in the Republic of North Macedonia

The First National Rural Parliament was organized in the Republic of North Macedonia in the period between 12 and 14 June 2019, following the positive example of the European countries, which have been organizing rural parliaments for many years as an efficient process to foster an inclusive discussion among the rural population and the policy makers for the purpose of improving rural policies and to address certain challenges related to rural development. More than 90 representatives of loca...
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Lithuanian rural communities meeting

From 7th  to 9th June in Klaipeda district the 17th Lithuanian Rural Communities Meeting was organised The meeting brought together over 1000 local community representatives from 25 Lithuanian municipalities. The meeting involved discussions, a fair (trade, tasting, education), ethno games - competitions "Strong, fast and beautiful", performances by youth groups and by Lithuanian small capitals of culture. The event "LKBS meeting 2019" was funded by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Re...
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From 5th to 7th of june the village of Zalenieki (Latvia) became an epicentre of discussions about new rural paradigm

4th Latvian Rural Communities Parliament gather around 350 policy makers, opinion leaders, active rural citizens, new initiative implementers, NGO representatives and other persons interested in rural development who shared their experience, inspired each other, tackled important topics and envisioned a positive future for rural areas. On June 6 and 7, 2019, the Latvian Rural Forum together with its partners created an environment for relaunching new rural initiatives of Latvia and Europe, gi...
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Newsletter #WeArePrepare (May 2019)

In this edition: - The 4th European rural parliament – information package for prepare members - PREPARE board have agreed on the six main working direction of prepare aisbl -PREPARE have participated in enrd steering group - Social entrepreneurship as a model for marginalized grpups employment - 3rd Croatioan rural parliament (Vodice and Tisno, may 20-23, 2019) - Gathering of Lithuanian rural communities 2019 - Latvian – Estonian cooperation for the development of lags in m...
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PREPARE Network Is Promoting New Activists For Rural Development- Meet Zachary Dolomanzhy from Gagauzia (Moldova)

Zahari Dolomanji (Zachary Dolomanzhy) is a rural development activist from Moldova, who started with active engagement at the beginning of his university studies. He was a volunteer in different programmes including small projects, focused mostly on the village where he was born and where he lived for a while. The village is called Tvarditsa and is located in the south of Moldova, in Taraclia district, a Bulgarian-speaking district. As a representative of the Bulgarian minority (known as Besa...
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