PREPARE Gathering 2011, June 29 – July 1, Zlatibor, Serbia


SWG will support the organization and will be presented and promoted at the annual PREPARE Gathering 2011 which will be held in Zlatibor, Serbia in the period from June 29th to July 1st.

The Pan‐European PREPARE network organizes PREPARE international gatherings as its main annual events. Each year, these events are organized in different country and region with general objective to strengthen rural communities and their networks in getting involved in capacity building and policy-making for sustainable rural development

It is expected that more than 150 participants from about 20 European countries will gather in Zlatibor, Republic of Serbia on a Conference entitled: “Access EU with Integrated Rural Development”

The aim of this year’s gathering, which includes series of events/WS-s in Serbia, is to bring together representatives of civil society as well as public sector organizations, primarily from Central and South-Eastern Europe but also from EU member states. The participants should meet the following main objectives:

  • to provide rural civil societies with an opportunity to discuss and express views on the current challenges of rural development in Europe and beyond it;
  • to create a space for exchanging experience and ideas, in particular to stimulate an exchange between rural actors from those Central and Eastern European countries which are already EU members, and those which are preparing for accession, especially from the South Eastern European region;
  • to promote dialogue between the public, private and NGO sectors.

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