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.
|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 Newsletter September 2014|
PREPARE Newsletter September 2014 is available here.
|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.
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.