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Through a Rural Lens: A UK Rural Development and Networking Conference
November 14, 2017 - November 15, 2017
Presenting the first Rural Development & Networking conference of the four Regional Network Support Units (NSUs) of the UK.
Designed to examine and explore rural life, this 2 day conference is an opportunity to respond to the current trends and challenges of rural areas and together create a ‘roadmap’ for the future of rural development across the UK. It is designed to provide a framework through which delegates wi challenged to engage in open discussion and contribute to a shared understanding of rural areas, and of the issues and potential opportunities for future development.
With the aim of inspiring, motivating and connecting stakeholders, the event promises to provide a range of opportunities to share forward-looking ideas.
The event will:-
- Explore the meaning of rural across the UK, looking at the key characteristics of each region
- Consider how the Rural Development Programme (RDP) is contributing to the development of rural areas across the UK identifying current priorities and examples of RDP projects in action
- Learn from examples of research about current and future trends that will influence rural life
- Summarise the current position and pose questions for the future of rural areas in order to provoke and enthuse delegates to engage in the process of vision setting
This event is by invitation and is targeted at RDP delivery bodies (LAGs and NGOs), Programme Monitoring Committees, Managing Authorities, RDP Networks, Policy makers, researchers and academic institutions.