The European Network for Rural Development (ENRD) is organizing a conference in Brussels on 11 and 12 April 2019, with over 400 rural stakeholders.
The conference aims to recognize the value of networking for rural development, demonstrate the results of the past ten years of rural networking and proactively look at its future.
An interactive format will ensure plenty of space and time for informal discussions, inspiring conversations and sharing of experiences, reaffirming the value of human connections in the digital world.
The event will host several workshops on different themes covered by the ENRD, including the bioeconomy. A session will be dedicated to networking for policy with a specific focus on initiatives aimed at supporting the development of the rural bioeconomy.
Over 400 rural stakeholders from all over Europe will gather to discuss:
• the role of networking for rural policy
• how to build / transform a network
• networking for innovation in agriculture and rural areas
• LEADER/CLLD networking
• networking for evaluation
• promoting effective stakeholder engagement in networks
Ana Cuadrado Galván, BBI JU Project Officer, will speak during a session on Networking for policy, which will have a specific focus on initiatives aimed at supporting the development of the rural bioeconomy.
The event will also host the final ceremony of the Rural Inspiration Awards.
Due to the limited capacity of the venue, the organizers will not be able to accommodate all the requests for participation.