- Upcoming relevant events: https://europa.eu/regions-and-cities/programme/sessions/1498_en
- Follow the European Network for Rural Development (ENRD): https://enrd.ec.europa.eu/
- ENRD & Smart Villages: https://enrd.ec.europa.eu/enrd-thematic-work/smart-and-competitive-rural-areas/smart-villages_en
- Smart Villages Network: https://www.smart-village-network.eu/
Scaling up: Lessons learnt from LEADER and what role can public, private partnerships play in rural development?
30 March, 15:00-16:00, Zoom webinar, debate on rural development
hosted by the RUMRA & Smart Villages Intergroup in the European Parliament
SCALING UP: Lessons learnt from LEADER and what role can public,
private partnerships play in rural development?
Eddy Wax, Politico’s agriculture evangelist
- Dr Manuela Rottmann, Parliamentary State Secretary in the German Agricultural Ministry (Greens)
- Niklas Nienaß, MEP and co-chair of the RUMRA & Smart Villages Intergroup (Germany, Greens)
- Irène Tolleret, MEP and member of the RUMRA & Smart Villages Intergroup (France, Renew Europe)
- Maciej Golubiewski, Head of the Cabinet of EU Commissioner for Agriculture, Janusz Wojciechowski
- Jorge Pinto Antunes, Smart Villages expert in the cabinet of EU Commissioner Wojciechowski
- Toma Šutić, Member of the cabinet of EU Commissioner for Democracy and Demography, Vice-President Dubravka Šuica (invited)
- Marion Eckardt, President of the European Leader Association for Rural Development (ELARD)
Just some of the questions to be discussed
- Can the LEADER, bottom-up, EU funding tool be scaled up to serve larger funding projects, like for Smart Villages for example?
- How important/necessary is it to involve the local population when making decisions on funding goals?
- What opportunities and pitfalls lie in public private partnerships?
Strictly moderated debate around the rural development topic for 45 minutes.
No prepared speeches by the panellist to be read. Instead free, short answers to the questions of the moderator and a natural interaction between the speakers of the panel.
The last 15 Minutes should ideally be reserved for questions from the public.
*The European LEADER Association joins around 2200 Local Action Groups from 29 countries