Séminaire
 

Brussels, 13 December 2013 – The EU and its rural areas: a cumbersome legacy in the 21st century ?

12/12/2013
 
Notre Europe - Jacques Delors Institute and Sol & Civilisation organise a seminar on Friday 13 December at the Committee of the Regions in Brussels on European policies for rural areas.

Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute and Sol & Civilisation invite you to a seminar on European policies for rural areas.
 

Friday 13 December 2013
from 10h to 16h45
Committee of the Regions  – Jacques Delors Building – Room JDE 70
Belliard Street, 99-101B Brussels

Compulsory registration within the limits of the available places: inscription@notre-europe.eu

 

10.00 > 10.10 Welcome
The contribution of rural areas to the European growth – Lessons drawn from Seminar 1 in Valence

Marjorie JOUEN, Adviser at Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute
Michel ROSTAGNAT, Administrator of Sol & Civilisation

10.00 > 10.40 Opening Speeches

Dacian CIOLOS, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development (RO)
Mercedes BRESSO, 1st Vice-President of the Committee of the regions (IT)

10.40 > 13.00 Roundtable 1: Is the potential of rural areas exploited in the plans to exit the crisis?
The UE facing territorial diversity – The role of local development facing the crisis

Guy BAUDELLE, Professor at the University of Rennes (FR)
Jerzy ZAJAKALA, CoR member, Mayor of Lubianka (PL)
Felipe GONZALEZ de CANAVES, President of IDC (ES)
Wladislaw PISKORZ, HoUnit, DG REGIO (PL)
Catherine MARCELLIN, HoU, Ministry of agriculture, agro-food industry, forest (FR)

13.00 > 14.30 Lunch break

14.30 > 16.30 Roundtable 2: How can the EU take advantage of the rural areas as creators of value(s)?
Promising innovative experiments – Social Cohesion projects – Development processes based on territorial amenities and know-how

Mark SHUCKSMITH, Director of the Institute for social renewal, University of Newcastle (UK)
Astrid GERZ, REDD, Lausanne (DE)
Thierry STADLER, Director of the IAR cluster (FR)
Thierry BEDOS, National resource contact point for Nature Sports (FR)

16.30 > 16.45 Conclusion:
Mercedes BRESSO, 1st Vice-President of the Committee of the regions (IT)

For more information, please see the programme.