Zalenieki in Jelgava municipality, 5 – 7 June 2019
The 4th Latvian Rural Parliament was held from June 5th to 7th in the village Zalenieki in Jelgava municipality. The Rural Parliament consisted of Work-Stations, Plenaries and Field Trips.
Draft declaration included support for the following issues:
Density of population
Employment/jobs in the countryside
Strengthening democracy and participation
A more comprehensive report will be posted soon and included in the ERP July Newsletter
Black Sea Basin regional cooperation project
Armenian NGO Development Principles is implementing a "CERTOUR II: FOR A BETTER SME MANAGEMENT" project, within the framework of which First Steering Committee Meeting was organized in Yerevan in April, 2019. The Steering Committee Meeting gathered regional partners from 5 countries to reflect on the project progress, accomplishments so far, and future activities. The guests also visited project participants SMEs who are active in the areas of hospitality and tourism. Follow links to learn more:
Project website is http://certour2.org
"CERTOUR II: FOR A BETTER SME MANAGEMENT" project started on October 11, 2018 and will last 2 years. This is a Black Sea Basin regional cooperation project with participation of 6 organizations from 5 countries - Armenia, Greece, Turkey, Romania and Ukraine. Project’s main idea is to upgrade the skills of the SMEs working in the area of hospitality in order to improve their competitiveness including better managerial skills and introducing modern management tools in daily operations. Pilot implementation of the management tools leading to the systematic management improvement is a core activity of the project. The sequence of activities towards this objective is as follows:
- Development of management tools adapted to the SMEs working in hospitality sector;
- Creation of transnational group of skilled consultants (mentors), development of common training package and joint mentors' training program;
- Customization of the management tools to each SME;
- Pilot implementations (e-training platform, e-training, mentoring);
- Experience exchange (study visits, learning tours).
CERTOUR II project is co-financed by EU through ENI CBC Joint Operational Program BLACK SEA BASIN 2014-2020. Joint Managing Authority is Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration of Romania. Total project budget is 827.860,00 Euros. The Armenian partner Development Principles NGO has been awarded with 130.735,68 Euros. Each partner is committed to contribute co-financing at 8% of partner budget.
For details please contact:
Development Principles NGO
President - Anahit Ghazanchyan
This material has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of Development Principles NGO and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union
Common Borders. Common Solutions
4th Latvian Rural Communities Parliament "New Paradigms of Rural Areas” will be held on 6th and 7th June, 2019 in Zaļenieki, Jelgava Municipality, Latvia.
It is still possible to register for the 4th Latvian Rural Parliament – deadline for registration is 23rd May
The theme for this Latvian Rural Parliament will be the New Rural Paradigm. Official translation in common sessions and also for some of the workshops. Let them know on when you expect to arrive, and they’ll see to that you’re transported to the venue.
Find more information on the 4th Latvian Rural Parliament here
Last day 16th May!!
If you’re fast you can still register for the 3rd CRP which – deadline for registration is 16th May. The registration-form is in Croatian, please contact the organisers should you need assistance. No participation fee.
Be aware that there will be official translation for the first two days – whereas it’ll be a more private/person-to-person translation for the field-trips on the third day
Find more information on the 3rd Croatian Rural Parliament here
LEADER France - COOPER’ACT – European Seminar on LEADER Cooperation on 29 and 30 April 2019
Rural development is a very important issue for all Western Balkan countries, because of the significant number of rural population, huge rural territories and contribution of agriculture in economy of the countries.
Five ERP partners in the UK and Ireland have been working together on the ERP ROAD Project on Maintaining UK links with Rural Europe. This is a brief summary of events:
Minha Terra Network, the Portuguese partner of the European Rural Parliament, that brings together all the 60 Rural Local Action Groups in Portugal, organized a meeting under the ROAD (Rural Opinions, Advocacy and Development) project, supported by the Europe for Citizens Programme, in Torre de Moncorvo, North of Portugal, at the 20th March.
30th January 2019, 14h30 - ELARD Members meeting
Portuguese Permanent Representation to the European Union - Avenue de Cortenbergh,12, Brussels
On the 30th of January an ELARD Members meeting with representatives of Local Action Groups Networks was held in Brussels and part of the agenda was the ROAD thematic project “LEADER/CLLD for citizens and for the European Union”.
PREPARE NETWORK CELEBRATES ITS 20TH ANNIVERSARY in 2019. The origin of PREPARE was the travelling workshop in Estonia and Sweden of 1999, aimed at civil society and government people of accession countries of central Europe from rural areas . In 2019, PREPARE will publish short stories about organisations that make up PREPARE and small history chapters of PREPARE’s development through the last two decades.
Young People for the Future of Sustainable Rural Development
In cooperation with the Latvian Rural Forum, Forum Synergies is offering an exchange programme for young people who want to experience sustainable rural development.
You want to host a trainee? - Get in touch! You’re looking for a host? - Get in touch!
Supporting good practice and self-help across Europe
ACRE is leading the Rural Opinion Advocacy and Development (ROAD) project which is funded through the European Rural Parliament. The ROAD project was launched in November 2018 at the Scottish Rural Parliament held in Stranraer.
Read more here.