ALBANIAN RURAL PARLIAMENT II 2021
EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE OF RURAL ALBANIA
Albanian Rural Parliament (ARP) is an initiative of the Albanian Network for Rural Development (ANRD) and represents a platform of advocacy, capacity building and networking dedicated to rural development.
Following the Albanian Rural Parliament (September 2017) and, in response to the current challenges of agricultural and rural development in Albania, the ANRD in cooperation with the Agricultural University of Tirana (AUT) has planned to organize the second Albanian Rural Parliament on March 3 – 5 2021.
Due to the situation created by CoVid-19, ARP II will be conducted by utilizing the Hy-Flex (Hybrid Flexibility) methodology.
The Hy-Flex (Hybrid Flexibility) methodology, besides its early origins, has only recently found widespread use namely in terms of facing pandemic’s social distancing as well as geographical isolation implications. The word “Hybrid” expresses the combination of two participation forms which will be used during ARP2. They include both physical and virtual presence (in distance). While “Flexibility” implies that participants will be offered either the opportunity to be physically at the event (on the premises of the Agricultural University of Tirana) or to follow it online, using “local community cells” whose function will be explained below.
The question arises: What are local community cells? [Click to browse the guideline 😉]
INVITATION TO CONTRIBUTE! #3MINQUESTIONNAIRE
The #AlbanianNetworkforRuralDevelopment concluded the organization of four regional rural forums within the #SecondAlbanianRuralParliament. This period has been important in animating the dialogue and the contribution of various public and non-public actors to explore reality and become better acquainted with the needs and issues, to reflect on the vision and priorities that improve rural communities across the country.
At the end of this round of the national platform, we want your voice to be heard and important issues to you to be addressed. Your contribution is important for the national advocacy in the second Albanian Rural Parliament, which due to the situation created by Covid-19, has been postponed to be organized in March 2021. Please click on the link below to completed the questionnaire:
The time to complete the questionnaire is calculated no more than 3 minutes. Thank you for your contribution!
REGIONAL RURAL FORUMS
Within the 2nd Albanian Rural Parliament (March 3-5 2021), the Albanian Rural Development Network (ANRD) will organize four Regional Rural Forums during March-August. The four forums are organized successively in order to generate momentum for the second Albanian Rural Parliament on March 2021, which will conclude the stakeholders’ advocacy efforts at all levels.
The four Regional Rural Forums aim to bring together representatives of public institutions, civil society, farmers and productive associations, women’s and rural youth groups, active citizens, and others interested in influencing the national rural agenda. These forums will help different actors to reflect the needs, priorities, and interests of local actors and rural communities by country regions.
Calendar and other forum details:
1. The Drini Regional Rural Forum (Shkodra, Lezha, Kukës) was organized in the city of Lezha (at Junik premises) on Friday, 6 March 2020.
2. The Arbër Regional Rural Forum (Tirana, Durrës, Elbasan) was held online (ZOOM meeting) on Wednesday & Thursday, June 17 and 18, 2020.
3. Vjosa Regional Rural Forum (Vlora, Fier, Gjirokastra) was held online (ZOOM meeting) on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.
4. Egnatia Regional Rural Forum (Korça, Elbasan, Berat) was held online (ZOOM meeting) on Tuesday, July 21, 2020.