PREPARE Network Is Promoting New Activists For Rural Development- Meet Leotrim Germizaj from Kosova

‘’Being acitivist of civil society and rural development sector is a great opportunity to contribute for the inclusion of the rural communities in all aspects that affect the improvement of their lives.‘’ This is a part of the story brought to us by Leotrim Gërmizaj. Leotrim is national coordinator of Network of Organizations for Rural Development of Kosovo and currently he is project representative for Kosovo of the regional project ‘’Networking and Advocacy for Green Economy’’. He had th...
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Networking and advocacy for green economy project has started in Skopje

To bring closer the concept of green entrepreneurship to the target beneficiaries (grassroots CSOs), and to mobilize the community in an advocacy campaign that will facilitate the EU approximation process of the national agricultural and rural development programmes and policies towards the EU CAP reform, the project organizes two-module training in: i) Advocacy, lobbying, networking and constituents empowerment, and ii) Green economy and entrepreneurship. On February 13 and 14 the fi...
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Over 80 participants from all over Albania were presented in national roundtable

The national Albanian roundtable on Governance of Agriculture and Rural Development  (held on February 12th, 2019) brought national policies on agriculture and rural development to the core of public discourse. In particular, it aimed to raise stakeholders’ awareness of the challenges and critical issues of the agricultural and rural development policies and to influence their improvement. Over 80 participants from all over the country, representatives of central government institutions and loca...
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The name of the network, PREPARE has been given in Hungary in 2000

From History of PREPARE Network Story by Marta Marczis from the Hungarian Rural Parliament: Following the aim and spirit of the first travelling workshop in Estonia and Sweden, the name of the network, PREPARE, has been given by participants at the second event, held in Hungary in 2000. During these two events the freshly established network has organised travelling workshops; visited rural development projects, met with key activists and project participants, analysed lessons learned in w...
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Prepare Aisbl Board Member Nikša Božič Represents Prepare In Eu Structural And Investment Fund Partners Group Of Experts

EU Structral and investment fund partners group of experts was organised by European Commission on the 28st of February 2019 The mission of the Structured Dialogue group of experts, set up by the European Commission, is to establish an open, frank and informal dialogue with partners working in the field of the ESI Funds. The members of the Structured Dialogue are umbrella organisations at EU level. Tenth meeting of the Structured Dialogue with European Structural and Investment Funds' partner...
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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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