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French Rural Network National Seminar

Tool category
& type


  • Workshops, Seminars, Conferences
  • Keyword(s)

    Events, National Rural Network, Rural society


    At a time of urbanisation, rural dynamics continue to assert themselves everywhere, this seminar brought stakeholders together to imagine audacious public policies that support territorial dynamics. The actions discussed were those which add value and support the work of the French Rural Network and the successes of rural areas in relation to the European 2020 strategy and its application during the 2014-2020 programming period.

    & RDP Region(s)


  • [FR] National Level
  • Main purpose

    The seminar was developed to share experiences, to exchange information on rural development issues, including land use and agriculture, as well as rural services and entrepreneurship, to enable stakeholders to meet and to learn about the activity of the French NRN.

    tools used

    The event included two days of meetings with forums, village initiatives and plenary sessions.

    Target audience

    Rural Development Stakeholders:

  • Managing Authorities
  • LAGs
  • Other Rural Development Stakeholders

  • General Audience:

  • Students
  • Technical information

    There was a total of 660 participants and the event took place in the Palais des Congrès of Dijon. Logistical information was prepared before the event and disseminated to participants, including a special website page.

    Date produced

    26-27 of November 2013

    Cost range

    > €100 000


    French National Rural Network

    Distribution & Promotion

    Before the event took place it was promoted in the French NRN newsletter and on their website as well as being promoted through the regional rural networks. After the event, the results and outcomes were distributed through a webzine, articles in the newsletter and through videos.

    Assessment of effectiveness

    Evaluation sheets were completed by 91 of the participants. These demonstrated the value and content of the event which were both evaluated highly. Some participants felt that the event programme may have been a little too ambitious as there was much going on with possibly too little time for discussion. The forum groups were particularly well received and a series of useful conclusions drawn.

    Name of organisation

    French NRN

    Type of

    National Rural Network

    Partner organisation(s)

    The Ministry of Agriculture, DATAR, City of Dijon, Regional Rural Network of Burgundy


    Name of contact person

    Julia Manaquin


    0033 (0) 145 15 01 19