PREPARE - Partnership for Rural Europe


European Rural Parliament

Recommended Links



Final report from the Black Sea Travelling Workshop

The Black Sea travelling workshop, with participants from 15 countries, in the rural regions of Georgia and Armenia, focused on studying small-farming communities and discussing how those communities could be supported in pursuing their own well-being. The event formed the first step in an initiative by the PREPARE Partnership for Rural Europe, which wishes to support the strengthening of civil society and the increased well-being of rural people in the countries surrounding the Black Sea.

The aim of the Travelling Workshop was to bring together representatives of civil society and governments from eight Black Sea countries – Armenia, Georgia, Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus – for an active exchange of ideas and practical experience. Alongside them was a team of experts from PREPARE’s civil society partners in eight EU member states or Western Balkan countries. The exchange was focused on the well-being of small-farming communities, the role of civil society and the promotion of effective partnership between civil society and government in rural development.


Final report

Video material - Film

Video material - Interviews