Making Rural Areas The Engines Of A Sustainable Europe

A joint event of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and European Rural Parliament (ERP) “Making rural areas the engines of a sustainable Europe” was organised in Bussels, on the 14th of March 2019 PREPARE was present at EESC-ERP event: ”Making rural areas the engines of a sustainable Europe”. Goran Soster presented PREPARE and supported our partnership and advocacy work with the European and national rural parliaments as well as the work with non-EU and candidate countries. PRE...
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PREPARE Aisbl President Aris Adlers Participates In Civil Dialogue Group For Rural Development

“Civil Dialogue Group for Rural Development” was organised by the European Commission on the 27st of February 2019 The following topics where presented by the European Commision: The future Cohesion policy and its contribution to rural development – how can the European Funds work together? Supporting the Bioeconomy in future CAP Strategic Plans Risk management in the post-2020 rural development policy Outcomes of the Stakeholder Round Tables on the Green Architecture of the CAP...
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Newsletter #WeArePrepare (February 2019)

In this edition: - Prepare aisbl president Āris Ādlers participates in “civil dialogue group member organisation exchange of view event” - Prepare aisbl vice-president Goran Soster participates in “permanent subgroup on leader and community -led local development” -Prepare network in 2019 celebrates its 20th anniversary (2nd story from hungary) - The Moldovan leader network is established - Upcomming events with prepare representation - The European rural parliament is on the road toward...
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PREPARE Network Is Promoting New Activists For Rural Development- Meet Zane Seredina from Latvia

‘’Rural activist is a person who strongly believes that what matters is people’s skills, relationships and effort, not the place on map where they are located.’’ – this is a significant message from Zane. Zane is currently working as a Project Coordinator in the NGO Latvian Rural Forum and she is qualified as a “Development Planning Engineer". Her job experience includes work in the business sector, practice in a Municipality Development Department and in a Planning Region. However, wor...
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The Moldovan Leader Network Is Established

Moldova is ready to implement LEADER as never before. In addition to the 30 LAGs that have been established, the National LEADER Network has also been built in Moldova Initiatives to implement the LEADER approach in the Republic of Moldova started in 2016. Facilitation of the process of creating Local Action Groups (LAGs) has been carried out by various organizations active in the field of local development. Today in Moldova there are more than 30 established LAG initiatives, some of them fun...
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PREPARE Network history (Hungary)

… the PREPARE initiative was born at the travelling workshop organized in Estonia and Sweden in 1999, but the name PREPARE – Pre-Accession Partnership for Rural Europe – was decided by participants at the second workshop, organized in Hungary in 2000. Inspired by the first event, Marta Marczis initiated this second meeting, which involved two plenary meetings in Budapest and site visits in rural Hungary in four groups. Marta had been one of the facilitators of the event in Estonia and Sweden and...
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PREPARE Aisbl Vice-president Goran Soster Participates in “Permanent Subgroup On Leader And Community -led Local Development”

Permanent Subgroup on LEADER and Community- Led Local Development was organised by ENRD on the 31st of January 2019 PREPARE's representative Goran Šoster took part at the sixth meeting of the LEADER Sub-group. Participants got the information about state-of-play in the current period and discussed the possibilities for improvement in the next programming period from 2021-2027. Sub-group members exchanged examples of LAG's self-assessment. Communication of LAGs with their target groups was imp...
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Prepare Aisbl President Aris Adlers Participates In “civil Dialogue Group Member Organisation Exchange Of View Event”

“Civil Dialogue Group member organisations exchange of view event” was organised by the European Commission on the 1st of February 2019. Civil dialogue groups assist the Commission to hold a regular dialogue on all matters relating to the common agricultural policy, including rural development, and its implementation.  More information about Civil dialogue groups: https://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/civil-dialogue-groups_en On the 1st of February European Commission gathered the Secretary gen...
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Smart Village Network meeting in Finland

The first meeting of the Smart Village Network is organised in Finland (Ellivuori Resort), with support from the Finnish Village Movement and the Finnish National Rural Network PREPARE promotes smart solutions for rural development. We encourage you to participate in the First Smart Village Network Meeting in Finland this February. More information on the web page: https://www.smart-village-network.eu/svn-events One of co-organisers or the event is Finish Village movement (Suomen Kylät ...
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Prapare president and vice president supported Georgian LEADER initiatives

PREPARE, since its strategic decision to work in the Black Sea region, is closely involved in  LEADER implementation in Georgia The LEADER approach is quite new approach for rural development in Georgia, mainly supported by ENPARD. During the piloting, 8 local action groups were established (http://enpard.ge/en/local-action-groups/) With the support of Ministry of foreign affairs of Latvia, PREPARE president Āris Ādlers visited Georgia and met with the main stakeholders of LEADER implement...
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