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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Newsletter #WeArePrepare (April 2019)

In this edition: -Networx takes place in Brussels from 11th – 12th of april -Prepare president and vice president participate in eu Moldova LEADER conference “Building rural prosperity for people”, 3-4 april -Gender equality hub established within BRDN -The future of the eu leader approach in Georgia discussed at the 4th conference on rural development in tbilisi -Save the date for the 4th Latvian rural communities parliament, 6-7 june -Prepare network in 2019 celebrates its 20th anniver...
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PREPARE Network Is Promoting New Activists For Rural Development- Meet Marina Albu from Moldova

Marina Albu is from Moldova and for the last seven years she has been working with project management. She graduated from law department and then she spent one year at a scholarship in Poland on project management. According to her, development is not a project or an intervention but a process and there should be someone who could play the role of the “engine” and guarantee that the process at the local level goes well. That is the reason why she believes that locally-driven networks can ensu...
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The future of the eu LEADER approach in georgia discussed at the 4th conference on rural development in Tbilisi

On 26 March 2019, the 4th Conference on Rural Development supported by the European Union was held in Tbilisi within the framework of the European Neighbourhood Programme for Rural Development (ENPARD).  The conference on the “Future of LEADER Approach in Georgia” aimed at discussing the future perspectives of the European model of rural development, including the LEADER approach, with the stakeholders involved in agricultural sector in Georgia as well as at sharing the best practices and experi...
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Green enterpreniership caravan in the Balcans

In the spring of 2019, the rural development networks in the Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina, as partners in the project NAGE – Networking and Advocacy for Green Economy, launched the Green Entrepreneurship Caravan This is the first of a series of three green entrepreneurship caravans which will be implemented once a year in all the seven participating countries. The aim of this activity is to familiarize the stakeholders wi...
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Gender equality hub established within BRDN

In order to advance gender equality within the Balkan Rural Development Network (BRDN) and among rural communities in the Balkan countries, a Gender Equality Hub was formed to function within BRDN, having a twofold role: gender mainstreaming within BRDN, and promoting the gender concept among rural populations in order to create awareness regarding the important role of rural women in decision making within the household and strengthening negotiating power of women in the rural society The Ge...
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Prepare president and vice president participate in EU Moldova LEADER conference “Building rural prosperity for people”, 3-4 april

The main goal of the EU-Moldova LEADER Conference was to share Moldovan LEADER experience and to create a platform for cooperation between LAGs from Moldova and EU countries. Over 550 persons from different organizations and countries contributed their time and resources to attend and to contribute. More information can be found at https://events.enpardmoldova.md/ All about LEADER in Moldova: http://www.leadermoldova.eu/ Stay tuned to upcoming events by visiting the social network si...
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