Host for the 5 European Rural Parliament gatherng is preselected

The 5th European Rural Parliament Gathering host has been pre-selected. We are happy to announce that Kielce, a city in Poland located between Warsaw and Krakow, will host the next Gathering in Autumn 2021. Let´s keep working for the Rural Voice of people, villages and communities and make us even stronger. The process of selecting Host of 5th ERP Gathering was organised by Steering group of ERP. You can read more about ERP https://europeanruralparliament.com/
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From Hystory of PREPARE- Gathering 2010 in Macedonia

PREPARE Gathering in 2010. This year 109 participants from 20 European countries gathered in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) from 30th August to 3rd September. The participants were welcomed by representatives of the organisers (ALKA and PREPARE) as well as by Macedonian  Ministry  of  Agriculture,  Forestry  and  Food,  Mr.  Ljupco  Dimovski. Also,  the European Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr. Dacian Ciolos, addressed the PREPARE Gathering participants with a  letter  that  was  read ...
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New Activists For Rural Development- Meet Edisona Franca from Kosovo

Edisona is a 23 years old agricultural student from Kosovo. She is a youth activist, primarily dedicating time working for the Network of Organizations for Rural Development of Kosovo which she joined last year. As an agricultural student she strongly believes in the importance of agriculture in rural development, especially with regard to land use, but also taking into account the potential contribution of farming to rural development in terms of supporting employment and environmental services...
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Inspirational books about Rural development

PREPARE as well as its members and partners have publish several books related to a historical overview of how the civic spirit moved processes for rural development. PREPARE AISBL published the book “RURAL PARLIAMENTS: Emerging participative democracy”, Forum Synergies published “Rural Europe on the move” and ELARD publihed the book “A Leader journey through rural Europe”. We also recomend to read FARNET latest magazine where tremendous and inspirational stories  about local action are publishe...
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Successful implementation of the ROAD project

Our member Finnish Village Movement Association in strong cooperation with PREPARE, ELARD and ERCA. The project was financed by the Europe for Citizens programme Search for more information here: Main websites Beneficiary: https://suomenkylat.fi/hankkeet/eurooppalainen-maaseutuparlamentti-erp/ ERP Official  www.europeanruralparliament.com under advocacy and themes Gathering data www.erp2019.eu/news Read more in project documents: and
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Message of the PREPARE President to the network

Dear, friends, European rural experts and enthusiasts! During the tragic events many European countries are facing these days, I encourage you to keep going, keep collaborating and networking, and continue to believe in the values we share and goals we want to achieve! Humans are social beings and during the social isolation due to the COVID-19, our previously established ways of communicating and networking either become stronger – because of good skills of digital communication – or weaker,...
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Scholarship programme 2020

Forum Synergies in cooperation with the Latvian Rural Forum announce their Scholarship Programme 2020. It is an international exchange programme with the aim to promote sustainable rural development by sharing knowledge and, in particular, know-how about sustainability. As regards the Scholarship Programme – as the first step we are looking for HOST ORGANISATIONS. Information about the Scholarship programme is already available at website (http://www.forum-synergies.eu/article154.html). Inter...
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Newsletter #WeArePrepare (Mar 2020)

In this edition: - Message of the PREPARE president to the Network - Partnerishipfor Rural Europe- PREPARE general assembly 2020 will be held on 15thof may via zoom platform - Scholarshipprogramme 2020 - Official information about previously announced but postponed events - PREPARE gathering 2009 (history of our network) - Introducingour members - Macedonia Rural Development Network - Meet Artis Krists Mednis from Latvia
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New Activists For Rural Development- Meet Artis Krists Mednis from Latvia

Artis is a 20 year young person from Latvia who at an early age realized that each individual in our society is taking the responsibility for both positive and negative things. In the beginning, curiosity was the fuel to be an active member of his community, now it is complemented by the awareness of how much there is still to improve in its way of living. One sentence about him: a creative organiser who constantly wants to understand 'Why?' Artis think he is an activist because of his inabil...
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From Hystory of PREPARE- PREPARE Gathering in 2009 (Slovenia and Croatia)

PREPARE Gathering in 2009 was one of the rare gatherings held simultaneously in two neighbouring countries. Part of the programme was organized in Slovenia (travelling workshops and conference) and the other part in Croatia (workshops, plenary and social events). One of the three groups visited, among other interesting sites, the small Slovenian village called Jeruzalem on the famous Eastern Slovenian vine route, and then the small village of Razkrizje, where local people demonstrated the life i...
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