The European Network for Rural Development (ENRD), in close cooperation with the European Commission, organised a virtual event - 'Rural Vision Week: Imagining the future of Europe's rural areas' between 22 and 26 March 2021.
This interactive event included high level presentations and discussions, a marketplace, workshops and 'fringe' activities. These involved European stakeholder participants in working together to contribute to the preparation of a long term Vision for the future of EU rural areas in relation to which the Commission is scheduled to adopt a Communication later this summer.
Come and visit the 'virtual stalls' in 'OUR RURAL' Marketplace everyday between 22 and 26 March 2021! Throughout Rural Vision Week, the ENRD Contact Point provided space on our website for rural stakeholders, local communities, EU organisations, research projects and others to present aspects of their rural vision. You can still visit it here.
'Fringe' Workshop events were held on the morning of Thursday 25 March 2021. They provided a space for various stakeholders and organisations with an interest in rural areas to present their perspectives and messages within their own rural vision session. Check the list of Fringe Workshop events below.
Visit the ENRD Long Term Rural Vision Portal and discover the many inspiring networks and initiatives across Europe.
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Continue the discussions on social media using the hashtags #RuralVisionEU & #Rural2040 and follow the ENRD on Facebook and Linkedin for further information.
Background documents & useful links