This NRNs’ workshop discussed key social inclusion challenges in rural areas and ways of overcoming them by attracting young people, strengthening entrepreneurial capacities, improving the perception about rural areas and better communicating rural attractiveness.
Participants – including representatives of Network Support Units, Managing Authorities, Local Action Groups and other stakeholder organisations – suggested actions to solve a specific social challenge of their choice within an interactive group exercise.
The workshop followed the 9th NRNs’ meeting of 15 November 2017.
- Brief 1: Welcoming new arrivals
- Brief 2: Addressing basic needs
- Brief 3: Supporting jobs & employment for social inclusion and demographic change
- Brief 4: Strengthening local communities
- Brief 5: Social proofing social policies
- Practical information
Introduction to the structure and purpose of the day, Edina Ocsko, ENRD Contact Point
Interventions from social inclusion experts on:
- Addressing basic needs in rural areas, Franz Wolfmayr, EASPD
- Supporting jobs and employment for social inclusion and demographic change, Maura Farrell, NUI Galway/ NRN Ireland
- Strengthening local communities – Integrating newcomers, Ali Khan, Open Society Foundations
- Social Return on Investment (SROI), Chris Ranford, Cornwall Fisheries Community Animateur
Session 1: What are the main social inclusion needs in rural areas?
- Introduction to Session 1, Edina Ocsko, ENRD Contact Point
- Social challenges in Hungary (Somogy County), Geza Gelencser, Koppany-Valley LAG
- Supporting young people in fisheries communities, Chris Ranford, Cornwall Fisheries Community
Session 2: What would you do to address the social challenge if you had any tools at hand?
- Introduction to Session 2, Elena Maccioni, ENRD Contact Point
- If no funds limit – what would we do?, Geza Gelencser, Koppany-Valley LAG
Session 3: Taking actions – Improving social policies in rural areas
- Introduction to Session 3, Edina Ocsko, ENRD Contact Point
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