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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From Hystory of PREPARE Network- Travelling workshop to Finland on 6-9 September 2002

The PREPARE Travelling workshop to Finland on 6-9 September 2002, the third one in the series, following Estonia/Sweden in 1999 and Hungary in 2000, had a greater emphasis that these earlier workshops upon governmental approaches to rural development. Finland offers a remarkable example of determined action by government and rural people to pursue an effective nationwide programmes of rural development.  At that time (early 2000), the key elements of the Finnish system included: - the Rural P...
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3rd Croatioan rural parliament (vodice and tisno, may 20-23, 2019)

The Third Croatian Rural Parliament was held from May 20 - 23, 2019 in Vodice and Tisno, in the Šibenik-Knin County on the Adriatic coast. The main theme was "Smart villages", or the villages of the future. The organizers were the Croatian Network for Rural Development (HMRR), the Ministry of Agriculture and the national Network for Rural Development (MRR). Local Action Group Sea 249 was host and co-organizer of the event. The Parliament gathered more than 300 participants from all over Croat...
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Social entrepreneurship as a model for marginalized groups employment

From May 29th to 30th 2019 in the ethno complex “Kolibe”, near Niksic in Montenegro, a training of trainers will be organised on "Social entrepreneurship as model for marginalized groups’ employment" within the project "Innovative support to employment of rural marginalized groups – SyneRgi" 12 representatives of the Western Balkan rural development networks will participate at this two day training, which will be conducted by trainers from Rural Parliament in Slovakia and Regional Associatio...
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PREPARE have participated in ENRD steering group

Prepare Secretary general has participated in the ENRD steering group in Brusssels, 13 May The Steering groups discusses matters related to the strategy and annual work programme of the European Network for Rural Development. This session was dedicated mainly to self-evaluation and feedback from the April networking event in Brussels. All participants agreed on that events like NetworkX should be organised more often, although ENRD could not make such commitment. Communication by ENRD should ...
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