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 Newsletter December 2014-January 2015|
PREPARE Newsletter December 2014-January 2015 is available here.
|Maghreb: Food Security, Rural Development & Migration|
Hannes Lorenzen (PREPARE) participated in the International “Seminar on Mediterranean Family Farming” in Tunisia. He met and interviewed Sanaa Moussalim, secretary general of REMADEL, the civil society network of local rural development initiatives in the Maghreb countries on the situation of Southern Mediterranean countries and what should be the role of Europe Union. More ...
|Structured Dialogue on European Structure and Investment Funds|
Goran Soster (PREPARE) participated at the first expert meeting within the Structured Dialogue on European Structure and Investment Funds, 12. November in Brussels (see Agenda). Participants discussed the situation about the State of Play on Partnership Agreements (DG Regio), Report on the Partnership Principle and Multi-level Governance (Committee of the Regions), ESF Operational Programmes (DG [ ... ]
|Report on "Empowering Rural Stakeholders in the Western Balkans" "We are not a burden for you, we are Europeans"|
The formal launch of a report published by DG AGRI of the EU Commission on "Empowering Rural Stakeholders in the Western Balkans" was well attended on 6 October at the European Parliament, including speeches of Commissioner Dacian Ciolos, the President of the EP's Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development Czeslaw Siekierski, and Ministers and State secretaries from the Western Balka [ ... ]
|PREPARE Gathering 2014, Finland and Estonia, 5-9 September 2014|
30 participants from 23 countries participated at the series of events within the PREPARE Gathering 2014, held in Finland and in Estonia. Travelling workshops around Helsinki and Tallin were good inspiration for participants and several good practices, visited during the travel seem to be relevant for implementation in other parts of the Europe.