Nordregio joins the third European Rural Parliament

On 18-21 October, European Rural Parliament partners gather in the Netherlands to discuss prominent issues for the rural communities, inspire others and get inspired. Nordregio’s Research Fellow Anna Berlina will share insights on social innovation, empowerment and local food initiatives during the workshops.

European Rural Parliament is a long-term campaign to express the voice of rural people in Europe; and to promote self-help and action by the rural people, in partnership with civil society and governments. This year, the participants will share the experiences of dealing with rural issues, re-confirm the European Rural Manifesto and agree the Venhorst Declaration.

Among other activities, a series of workshops will be carried out where the knowledge from several Nordregio projects will be shared:

During the workshop “Tackling poverty and exclusion in rural areas” good practice examples of combating social exclusion in rural areas through ‘social empowerment’ and ‘social innovation’ based on the Interreg SEMPRE project and Social Innovation in local development in the Nordic countries and Scotland project.

In the workshop “Sustaining rural services and infrastructure”, Anna Berlina will share the information about the Interreg MAMBA project and discuss how the innovative rural mobility solutions are implemented in the European rural areas.

You can also join plenary sessions through the live-streaming! This will be available at the following times:

  • Thursday October 19 – 9.00 – 10.30 CET
  • Friday October 20 – 8.45 – 13.00 CET
  • Saturday October 21 – 9.00 – 15.00 CET

Click on the following link to open the live streaming:

The European Rural Parliament gathers partners every two years from all parts of Europe. The third European Rural Parliament is hosted in Venhorst, the Netherlands. Find more information about the European Rural Parliament here.