Āris Ādlers has more than 15 years’ experience in project, activities and organizations management. The main expertise covers civil society development projects, public participation, campaigning and advocacy projects, mainly related to sustainable development. 10 years of experience in providing training on community and business development issues for community animators, members of partnerships, local development and local action groups facilitators. Recently, president of in Brussels based international rural development network PREPARE Aisbl, member of council of national civil LAG network „Latvian Rural forum” and chair of the board of Association „Sernikon“. (Local Action group operating in Carnikava and Saulkrasti municipality) Currently I am developing dissertation in Riga Technical University and the topic on Management of Integrated added value to Promote Economic Development.