Nordregio at the Finnish Rural Parliament 2021

The Finnish Rural Parliament is Finland’s largest Festival of Ideas, and it is organized in collaboration with local actors and coordinated by the Rural Policy Committee. Nordregio joins the festival with a set of four workshops bridging the local level rural development to the EU level. Join and get your thoughts heard!

The Finnish Rural Parliament shapes a sustainable future and influences the national rural policy. It also offers an opportunity to explore the diversity of the Finnish countryside, and at the core lies the possibility to create a dialogue between people of different ages and from different backgrounds.

The Rural Parliament is attended by NGO activists and village developers, entrepreneurs, researchers and experts, financers and policy-makers. The event brings up-to-date knowledge on rural areas, rural development tools and makers of the future to the same place. The programme will be organised in virtual format, with some of it taking place in multiple locations.

SHERPA project workshops moderated by Nordregio:

28th September:

  • Diversification of the rural economy: entrepreneurship, employment and new business models
  • Bioeconomy and sustainable management of resources 
    (Mats Stjernberg, Michael Kull, Senior Research Fellows) 

29th September:

  • SHERPA ur ett svenskspråkigt perspektiv (Mats Stjernberg, Michael Kull, Senior Research Fellows, Karen Refsgaard, Research Director, and Louise Ormstrup Vestergård, Research Fellow) 
  • Smart rurality, smart communities and digitalisation (Mats Stjernberg, Michael Kull, Senior Research Fellows) 

Everybody can join in virtually!

Language of the Conference – Finnish.

Register for the event here.

Read more about the Finnish Rural Parliament here.