Platform for rural development of South East Europe

1. November 2015.

Platform objectives:

  1. Cooperation and networking of CSOs with knowledge and experience in order to jointly help rural development of South East Europe.
  2. Platform encourages balanced development of rural areas and thus influenced the improvement of the quality of life in South East Europe.

Platform methods:

  • Advocating interest of rural stakeholders
  • Promotion of LEADER/CLLD approach
  • Capacity building of rural stakeholders
  • Engagement of citizens
  • Analysis and recommendations for rural development policies
  • Promotion of good practices

Platform activities:

  1. Regional forums with rural stakeholders/citizens about the possibilities of development of rural areas of SEE (on the trace of rural parliaments); reviewing the progress/condition of rural policies
  2. Online thematic forums
  3. Rural cafes/5 regional events
  4. Workshops/gatherings about new funding opportunities for rural development (NZRCD, Croatia)
  5. Meetings with ministries, agencies etc. (making the voice of rural communities better heard in order to improve conditions of rural SEE)
  6. Preparation of the 1st Rural Parliament of SEE
  7. Presentation of the Platform on 2nd European Rural Parliament
  8. Advocacy camp (networking and strengthening advocacy capacities)
  9. Develop Training for rural animators based on experiences of members (community development, participatory democracy, advocacy skills…)
  10. Consultations, trainings, mentoring rural stakeholders
  11. Periodically review report on the progress of rural policies of SEE
  12. Conferences/meetings (the recommendations for the future based on the findings of the Periodic reports (ministries,  agencies…))
  13. Meetings of the Platform
  14. Preparation of visibility pack (visual identity, slogan, logo)
  15. Preparation and publishing promotional materials
  16. Issuing e-newsletter of the Platforms


1.11.2015. – 31.12.2016.


Croatian Rural Development Network – HMRR, Croatia >
Association for Creative Development Waterfall, Croatia >
Deša – Dubrovnik, Croatia >
ODRAZ – Sustainable Community Development, Croatia >
Ibar development association “IDA”, Serbia > facebook/IDA
Rural educational centre, Serbia >
Regional Development Agency for Herzegovina REDAH, Bosnia and Herzegovina >
Centre for Economic and Rural Development – CERD, Bosnia and Herzegovina > facebook/CERD
Rural Development network of MN, Montenegro >
Rural Development Network of RM, Macedonia >


National Fundation for Civil Society Development


Marina Koprivnjak, Platform coordinator
tel: +385 (0)1 4655 203