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 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.
|PREPARE Newsletter May-June 2014|
|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”.
|EMPOWERING RURAL STAKEHOLDERS AND THE LEADER APPROACH, ‘TRAVELLING’ WORKSHOPS AND NATIONAL CONFERENCES, 30 MARCH – 2 APRIL 2014|
The European Commission has offered its support for a stimulating initiative to help those who are involved in designing and implementing rural development programmes in the Western Balkans and Turkey. This initiative takes the form of a two-day field visit or „traveling workshop‟ and a one-day national conference in each of three Western Balkan countries – the former Yugos [ ... ]