PREPARE - Partnership for Rural Europe


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PREPARE Organisation

PREPARE, as a partnership of national rural organisations and a network of practitioners, has a well-defined system of governance based on democratic principles. Key decisions are made by the PREPARE Organising Group, which consists of one representative from each of the PREPARE partners, i.e.:
  • Forum Synergies - represented by Hannes Lorenzen (Chairman of the Organising Group)
  • European Council for The Village and Small Town (ECOVAST) - represented by Valerie Carter
  • Albanian Rural Development Network - represented by Sotiraq Hroni 
  • Rural Development Network in Bosnia and Herzegovina - represented by Duško Cvjetinović
  • Croatian Rural Development Network - represented by Višnja Jelić Mueck
  • National Network of LAGs in Czech Republic - represented by Michal Jarolimek
  • Estonian Village Movement Kodukant - represented by Anneli Kana
  • Finnish Village Action Association - represented by Kim Smedslund
  • Hungarian Rural Parliament - represented by Marta Marczis
  • Latvian Rural Forum - represented by Anita Selicka
  • Lithuanian Rural Communities Union - represented by Guoda Burokiene and Virginia Setkiene
  • Montenegrin Network for Rural Development - represented by Ratko Batakovic
  • Rural Development Network of Republic Macedonia -  represented by Petar Georgievski
  • Polish Rural Forum - represented by Ryszard Kaminski
  • National Rural Development Network of Serbia - represented by Dragan Roganovic
  • Slovakian Rural Parliament - represented by Maria Behanovska
  • Slovenian Rural Development Network - represented by Goran Soster and Luka Juvancic
  • Swedish Popular Movements Council - represented by Staffan Nilsson and Stig Hansson

The day-to-day management of the PREPARE activities is done by the PREPARE Coordinator. The tasks and responsibilities of the Chairman, Treasurer and Coordinator as well as rules concerning membership in the Organising Group and its decisions are set out in the PREPARE Mode of Operation.