4th Latvian Rural Communities Parliament "New Paradigms of Rural Areas” will be held on 6th and 7th June, 2019 in Zaļenieki, Jelgava Municipality, Latvia.

We warmly welcome you to work together in a creative process and dialogue between rural communities, politicians and policy makers on new systems, products, ways of cooperation and alternative lifestyles as solutions to existing challenges. Participants will have a chance to listen to inspirational stories from practitioners and field experts, share their experience and knowledge, work in common sessions and workshops and in interactive way discuss following issues: teleworking centers, creative artist residencies, permaculture communities, innovative mobile solutions, smart village concept enlivening, passive houses, pop-up restaurants etc.

Rural Communities Parliament will conclude with commonly developed Resolution - commitment of communities and policy makers to specific actions over the next 2 years, and long-term actions. Resolution will be transferred to Latvian and European level advocacy.

Evenings of will be enriched by getting to know each other, our daily lives within local communities with the charms of Zaļenieki, being fascinated by the new experiences it has to offer, be it history, culture, nature or human action in a creative and innovative ways.

On Second day there will be travelling workshops where we will explore inspirational local community development and entrepreneur stories, which will be gathered in collaboration with the local action group "Rural Partnership "Lielupe"".
An English translation service will be available.

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