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Rural Development

Presenting FLIARA to Estonian LAGs during their visit to Galway

University of Galway, Ireland. The University of Galway’s Rural Studies Centre played host to an Estonian delegation, including Maarja Pikkmets from the NGO Kodukant Läänemaa Local Action Group (LAG) and a group of dedicated community activists. This visit, which took place on September 13th, was part of the ongoing collaboration within the EU-funded PREMIERE Project. …

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High-Level Rural Policy Forum “Shaping the Future of Rural Areas” Sees Participation of FLIARA Project

SINGÜENZA, Spain. From September 27 to September 29, 2023, the FLIARA project contributed to the high-level Rural Policy Forum, which took place in Singüenza, Spain. The event, organised by the Spanish presidency of the Council of the European Union and the European Commission, aimed to advance the political agenda for the future of rural areas …

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RURACTIVE Project Kick off meeting

RURACTIVE Project Launches to Empower Rural Communities for Change

Bologna, Italy, September 15, 2023. The RURACTIVE (Empowering rural communities to act for change) research project, funded by the European Union’s Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Programme, officially commenced its activities in Bologna, Italy, during their kick-off meeting held from September 13th to 15th, 2023. The project, led by Professor Simona Tondelli from the Department …

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Ruralization MOOC: Creating New Opportunities in Rural Areas

TUDelft University is set to make waves in the realm of rural development with its groundbreaking Ruralization MOOC. Geared towards addressing the evolving needs of rural regions, this course zeroes in on analysing dynamics, trends, and pivotal strategies. It presents an opportunity to devise concepts, plans, and initiatives that promise to invigorate rural growth, with …

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Empowering Rural Transformation: EUCAP Network’s Brochure on Social Innovation

In a world driven by innovation and collaboration, the EUCAP Network takes a step forward with their brochure for August 2023, focusing on “Social Innovation: Solutions for Thriving Agriculture, Forestry, and Rural Areas.” This illuminating publication delves into the transformative power of social innovation, showcasing how it can revolutionise the landscape of agriculture, forestry, and …

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Harnessing Talent Platform: A New Dawn for Rural Europe

Official Launch Marks a New Chapter for Rural Areas with Access to Resources and Expertise In a significant stride towards fostering growth and development in rural areas, the highly-anticipated Harnessing Talent Platform (HTP) has been officially launched. This initiative, spearheaded by the European Commission, ushers in a new era of opportunities for regions in need …

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FLIARA Project Participates in European Society for Rural Sociology Conference

FLIARA Project Participates in European Society for Rural Sociology Conference, Discussing Women and Ecological Transitions in Europe

The European Society for Rural Sociology Conference, held in Rennes, France, last week, served as a platform for addressing the impact of recent crises on rural trajectories. Under the overarching theme of reimagining rural areas amidst rapid changes, the conference brought together experts and researchers from various fields. Among the participants were FLIARA Project Coordinator, …

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Women in Ag Award 2023 Celebrates Women’s Contribution to Agriculture

The Women in Ag Award 2023, recognising the remarkable achievements of women in agriculture, agribusiness, and agricultural sciences, is set to highlight the evolving role of women in shaping the global agricultural landscape. With an increasing number of women taking on leadership positions on farms, in companies, and within the realms of research and education, …

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FLIARA Project Establishes Synergies with EU-funded Projects in Online Forum

The FLIARA project successfully convened a groundbreaking Online Forum today, bringing together ten EU-funded projects focused on rural development, smart communities, and gender equality. Notable projects included the GRASS CEILING project, the COEVOLVERS project, the SWIFT project, the SafeHabitus project, the PREMIERE project, the DEMETER project, the AURORAL project, the ATHENA project, the EU-FARMBOOK project, …

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