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PREPARE Newsletter September 2014

PREPARE Newsletter October 2014 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 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 Appointed for a Period of 7 Years as a Member of the Civil Dialogue Group for Rural Development

On 18 July 2014 the Director-General of the Commission's Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development decided on the composition of the civil dialogue groups, each covering a different subject relating to the common agricultural policy, including rural development, and its implementation. Civil dialogue groups provide an important forum for consultation, providing high-level input fro [ ... ]


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. 

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