Iz ruralnog razvoja

First Croatian Rural Parliament Started

The first Croatian rural Parliament, organised by the Croatian Network for rural Development-HMRR, was launched In the Belomanastiric Hotel Patria, in cooperation with the City of Beli Manastir, the association Waterfall and LAG in Baranja. The Purpose of this three-day event is to give momentum to the development of the Croatian rural area, and the main challenge that runs through all forms of work is the answer to the question-how to keep the young in the rural area. As Visnja Jelić Mueck, president of the HMMR, emphasized in the introduction, Croatia is a very rural country, but the development of rural areas is lagging behind and in some way burdens the overall development of Croatia.

Start of the process

-Organizing the 1st The Croatian rural Parliament wants to strengthen their development, but also to encourage local communities, LAGS, OPG's and small and medium-sized entrepreneurs to be actively involved, since they are the best known potential and limitations – Mueck noted, noting How he expects politics to come to the table and encourage their demands, because without the help of the state, they cannot. Unfortunately, she added, none of the Croatian ministers responded to the call, although dialogue is the basic way of working. But, optimally added, this is only the beginning of the process.

Award-winning Best idea and best project

-We Cannot expect everything right away, but the process continues and we hope that the policy will meet us too-she stressed. The opening of the Rural Parliament, among others, was addressed by the Prefect of Osijek-Baranja Vladimir Šišljagic, the mayor of Beli Manastir Ivan Doboš, the envoy of the European Economic and Social Committee Staffan Nilsson and the envoy of the President Croatian Parliament Domagoj Hajduković. During the Rural Divana, the first part of the Rural Parliament, the award winners for the best ideas and projects of youth employment in the rural area were also presented. The Award for the idea was awarded to the Plantation Association, while the best project was created by members of the Heart of Slavonia and Baranja Association. -The Project relates to helping farmers through sharing advice and other advisory services through our mobile service. Likewise, we meet the requirements for incentives to the OPG, and to small and medium-sized farmers across the Osijek-Baranja county-says Ivana Plašćak, a member of the Heart of Slavonia and Baranja, stressing that they plan to expand their scope. On behalf of the Plantation Association, awarded for Best idea, Goran Valter stressed that they are trying to develop a mobile application that would connect producers to the final customer. The Rural Parliament continues today to talk with the EU Parliamarians and a series of field thematic workshops, ending on Sunday by presenting results and adopting the Declaration 1. The Croatian rural Parliament. [Gdlr_styled_box background_color = "#9ada55"] [Gdlr_heading tag = "H3" size = "24px" color = "#ffffff" font_weight = "bold"] The Trend is expanding through Europe [/gdlr_heading] the First Croatian rural Parliament follows the trend of organising a national rural parliament that spreads through Europe since 1990, and has started from the northern countries of a highly developed local democracy. In Brussels, the European Economic and Social Committee is at the end of 2013. The first European rural Parliament (ERP) and the second will be held this autumn in Austria. As a rule, the RRS are organised every two years and are the initiators of civil society organisations. [/gdlr_styled_box] Ivica Getto/Glas Slavonija