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Czech National Conference on Rural Areas

Tool category
& type


  • Workshops, Seminars, Conferences
  • Keyword(s)

    Networking, Promotion, Rural life


    An annual conference aimed at building common understanding of common policies... Every year a different region within the Czech Republic is selected to host the annual Rural Areas Conference. A pertinent issue in Czech rural areas is chosen as the main topic. The conference consists of plenary sessions, followed by discussion and thematic workshops. Each workshop also includes a thematically related field-trip to explore projects that have been supported within the Rural Development Programme and other funds. Main conclusions are drawn from each of these workshops, which are used to develop one overarching ‘outcome’ or conclusion. This then in turn leads to a relevant ‘call to action’.

    & RDP Region(s)

    Czech Republic

    Main purpose

    To build common understanding of common policies and to lead to effective 'calls to action' that specifically address issues of concern to rural stakeholders. By utilising the principles of networking this event facilitates meetings and expert discussions amongst all rural development representatives. This allows them to discuss shared problems and solutions. During the workshops and excursions, participants have the opportunity to establish contacts with colleagues from other regions and who are engaged in different activities (e.g. the conference allows university representatives to find new topics for their research).

    Target audience

    EAFRD Beneficiaries:

  • Farmers
  • Other rural businesses
  • Women
  • Youth
  • Marginalised and Disabled
  • Other EAFRD Beneficiaries

  • Rural Development Stakeholders:

  • NRNs
  • Managing Authorities
  • Other Government
  • LAGs
  • EU Institutions
  • Other Rural Development Stakeholders

  • General Audience:

  • Students
  • Rural Population
  • Date produced


    Cost range

    €25 000 to €49 999


    Czech National Rural Network

    Distribution & Promotion

    The Czech National Rural Network brought together a range of different rural development practitioners, provided information (know-how) on how to organise this event and suggested the topics and themes to focus on. The Czech National Rural Network was also the initiator of this event but their partners invited additional participants - increasing the overall attendance.

    Assessment of effectiveness

    Bringing a range of different rural development practitioners together to network and discuss relevant issues leads to a better understanding of actions that might be taken to improve rural areas.

    Name of organisation

    Czech National Rural Network

    Type of

    National Rural Network

    Partner organisation(s)

    Association for the Rehabilitation of the Countryside, Regional Networks of the National Network of Local Action Groups (LAGs) of the Czech Republic.


    Name of contact person

    Ms Zuzana Dvořáková, Irena Stavova


    Ministry of Agriculture, Těšnov 17, 117 05 Prague 1, Czech Republic


    +420 221812433