The forum provides a platform for young people from rural areas to discuss issues that are relevant for their countries and regions. This year’s discussions will focus on the topic of ‘sustainability’.
The event will discuss the role of the primary sector in providing safe and healthy animal-derived products, including aspects relevant to the entire food chain such as changes in consumption patterns and research and innovation.
The event will overview the evolution of the LEADER method in the past 25 years and the role LAGs can play to support the development of European rural areas. It will discuss a vision for LEADER’s future in the next programming period.
The event will discuss the evolution of LEADER over the past 25 years and the important role of Local Action Groups (LAGs) in supporting the development of European rural areas. It will also feature a discussion on the future of LEADER in the next programming period.
The event will discuss the concept of ‘Rural 2.0’ and provide an opportunity to exchange experiences and good practices in managing and animating rural territories, specifically in the context of smart villages’ contribution to a digital, ecological and societal transition in France.
The event will gather academics, practitioners and policy-makers to discuss the latest and most pressing issues around the agriculture and food industry from a local to an international perspective, with a special focus on novel and emerging concerns for society.
The first ever Finnish Rural Parliament will bring together a broad range of national and European stakeholders to exchange on place-based policy in regional and rural development, and migrant integration in rural areas. It will also enable international project match-making and produce a National Rural Policy Declaration. Save the date available here.
The event will explore the contributions that villages and small towns across Europe make to their local communities, what is important to them and how they can be involved in shaping and influencing rural policy at local, national and international levels.
The conference will explore rural economies in terms of new routes to economic growth, covering aspects such as business rates redistribution, rural infrastructure and sustainable approaches to rural development.
The 11th European Organic Congress will look at how stakeholders and policy-makers can work together to reach the European Organic Vision 2030. The event will see the launch of a roadmap and an exchange of initiatives and strategies for developing organics in Europe.