PREPARE Gathering 2011 successfully organized in Serbia, 29 June – 1 July, Zlatibor, Serbia

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SWG support the organization of the annual PREPARE Gathering 2011 which took place on Zlatibor, Serbia in the period from June 29th to July 1st.

The Conference entitled: “Access EU with Integrated Rural Development” was this year’s main topic at the international gathering organized by the Pan‐European PREPARE network.

More than 150 participants from about 20 European countries gathered in Zlatibor, Serbia, where the national rural development network of Serbia was the host of the event, providing an opportunity to exchange experiences from across Europe, discovered Serbia’s rural life and contributed to an integrated and sustainable development of rural areas.

This year’s gathering, which included series of events/WS-s in Serbia, provided rural civil societies with an opportunity to discuss and express views on the current challenges of rural development in Europe and beyond it; created a space for exchanging experience and ideas and stimulated 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. At the same time, the event promoted a dialogue between the public, private and NGO sectors.

PREPARE Conference 2011, Presentation of the activities of SWG
PREPARE Conference 2011, Presentation of the activities of SWG
PREPARE 2011 - Travelling Workshops, Group 2: Rural development initiatives in South-western Serbia region
PREPARE 2011 - Travelling Workshops, Group 2: Rural development initiatives in South-western Serbia region