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Linking sustainable practices throughout Europe

Community spirit wins - How civil society sustains rural Europe

Rural topic(s): Development of rural territories, Civic engagement, local governance and dialogue

Type: interview

Date of publication: June 1, 2013

Organization(s): PREPARE (Partnership for Rural Europe)


How can we overcome borders between people? Let them travel, meet and discover what they have in common.

Thirty interviews with pioneers, key players and supporters of PREPARE show a remarkable level of collective intelligence and compassion for a living countryside in and beyond Europe.

Community spirit will win.



Scale of intervention : European, National

Keywords: local partnership, Leader approach, youth empowerment, Community Led Local Development (CLLD), participatory democracy

Places: Europe, Eastern Europe, Balkans, Baltic states

Actors: animation and rural development organisation, local community