Newsletter #WeArePrepare (July 2019)

In this edition: - European rural youth parliament will empower youth voice regarding rural development challenges - The project "Together for community and nature: strengthening of development process in miory district by partnership of authorities and civil society" has started in belarus - Forum Synergies and latvian rural forum scholarship programme brings people together - Estonian rural parliament - PREPARE 1st gathering in slovakia 2003 (we celebrate 20) - Meet Aleksandra Todorovs...
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New Activists For Rural Development- Meet Aleksandra Todorovska from North Macedonia

Aleksandra comes from North Macedonia, a small country in the Balkan Peninsula with beautiful lakes, scenic mountains and rich cultural heritage in art, architecture, poetry, and music. As a passionate fan of nature and travels, working on utilization of the natural and cultural potentials for developing the rural areas and improving the living conditions is a great pleasure for her, even though quite challenging, bearing in mind the many problems and issues faced by the rural communities. Consi...
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From History of PREPARE- PREPARE gathering, October 2003

The first full multi-national gathering of the PREPARE network was held in October 2003.   It was open to all members of the Network.  The main organiser was Jela Tvrdonova. The gathering took an unusual form, with two connected elements: (1) travelling workshops, bringing participants from their home countries to Slovakia and (2) the main gathering at Banska Stiavnica in Slovakia, from 15 to 17 October. The first part of the gathering was a series of travelling workshops, made by bus or m...
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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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