PREPARE's book "COMMUNITY SPIRIT WINS"
The core of PREPARE's book titled COMMUNITY SPIRIT WINS - How Civil Society Sustains Rural Europe are thirty interviews with pioneers, key players and supporters of PREPARE as well as current and future partners that show a remarkable level of collective intelligence and compassion for a living countryside in and beyond Europe.
The book also includes some reflections at the end of each chapter from the editors, Michael Dower and Hannes Lorenzen, as well as a timeline of PREPARE key activities and events and a presentation of all national networks of PREPARE.
Description of the book is available here.
|PREPARE Gathering 2014, Finland and Estonia, 5-9 September 2014|
PREPARE Gathering is the main annual event of the PREPARE network, organized each time in a different country. This year 50 participants from about 40 European countries will gather in Finland and Estonia from 5th to 9th September to meet, to exchange and to learn from each other with a common objective: RAISING THE VOICE OF RURAL EUROPE. Programme
|PREPARE Newsletter August 2014|
PREPARE is steadily its extending its contacts in Turkey, and its contributions to events in that country. In mid-June, Michael Dower (former coordinator of PREPARE) represented us at a meeting in Tatvan in southeast Turkey organised by the KKG network, the Hüsnü M. Özeyğin Foundation and the Böll Foundation.
|REPORT ON "EMPOWERING RURAL STAKEHOLDERS" - TRAVELLING WORKSHOPS AND CONCLUDING CONFERENCE|
PREPARE and SWG (Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group) jointly initiated an event entitled: “Empowering rural stakeholders: Mainstreaming participation of stakeholders in development and implementation of agriculture and rural development policies in the Western Balkans and Turkey”.