The 2nd Balkan Rural Parliament organized by BRDN, during June 2021, in Ohrid, N. Macedonia, was short-listed by the Emerging Europe Awards for the People-first Economy Initiative category. At the Future of Emerging Europe Summit, organized in Brussels, on June 23rd, BRDN received a certificate of recognition (third place award) as an acknowledgment for strengthening regional cooperation and contributing to the representation of communities in policymaking for rural development.
After thorough analysis of the organisational strengths and weaknesses, in comparison to the external working environment’s opportunities and threats, and considering the past performance and future perspectives for integrative rural development of the Balkan rural areas, as well as the power and interest of the organisation’s stakeholders, the BRDN members defined four priority action areas for strategy implementation period 2018-2022. The strategic priority action areas in which BRDN will develop itself and will work for the best interest of its constituents are:
Exchange of experience,
knowhow and best practices
Advocacy and lobbying