Taking place within the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 InfoWeek, the event will present existing policy initiatives showing how these can bring opportunities for agriculture, food value chains and society at large. The event will connect digital policy with the investment opportunities under the Horizon 2020 Work programme 2018-2020.
The event, organised by the Walloon Rural Development Network, will gather local stakeholders to share their activities and projects, exchanging ideas and good practices through interactive workshops, debates and mini-conferences.
The event will reflect on how to bring various innovative ways of fostering inclusion into a mature process capable of inducing structural change. It will focus primarily on labour market inclusion.
The event will overview upcoming Horizon 2020 calls for proposals under Societal Challenge 2 ‘Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy’. It will also feature events showcasing projects and initiatives on digitisation and the bioeconomy.
This annual event and its related Call for Organic Innovations are targeted at farmers, researchers and companies developing innovative solutions to: improving soil quality in organic arable farming; appropriate and robust livestock systems; and innovation for sustainable diets.
The Assembly will explore the new perspectives of Rural Development Programme in France and discuss the 2018 action plan for the National Rural Network. The event will be followed by an NRN seminar focusing on the future of post-2020 rural development, how to reinforce the territorial cohesion and decrease inequalities. The EIP Seminar taking place on 17 November, will be an opportunity to show how EIP projects, both regional and European, contribute to sustainable farming systems and value chains.
This global conference aims to progress the implementation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. It will engage cities, states, regions, territories, business and civil society in support of national climate action plans, the internationally-agreed temperature goal and the wider objectives of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The event will gather young people to explore what innovative products and services the forest and its environment can offer. Participants aged between 17- 27 years old from all over Austria, will be given the opportunity to present their best solution to an expert jury and convince them of its feasibility.
The event will discuss the challenges Europe faces in rolling out broadband, specifically in rural and sub-urban areas, as well as the opportunities connectivity offers in bridging the digital divide.