Thematic Workshops

Three thematic workshops will be organised as a pre-event of the conference at 9 June 2021.

Workshop 1: “Futures of Rural Employment” at 9–11 CET

Employment in the primary sectors tends to decrease, whereas many rural areas have gained new jobs in secondary and tertiary industries. Looking at the trends, what kinds of new employment opportunities will open up in various regional contexts? How could various policies promote rural regeneration through measures that affect rural employment? What is the role of educational, advisory, development and financial organisations? Ultimately, how new rural futures can come true in terms of employment?

Come and share your ideas and observations in the workshop!


Workshop 2: “Futures of Rural Land Use and Access to Land” at 12–14 CET

Urbanisation puts pressure on rural areas and land is also asked for many other purposes: residences, industrial sites, conservation etc. Looking at the trends, what kinds of new demands for rural land use will open up in various regional contexts? What are feasible ways to realise the land use patterns that will promote rural regeneration? Many people dream about access to rural areas or to own plot of land for gardening or recreation purposes, but how to make their dream come true in various regional contexts? Ultimately, what is the future of rural land use in diverse contexts?

Come and share your ideas and observations in the workshop!


Workshop 3: “Agency in Creating Positive Rural Futures” at 15–17 CET

Looking at the prevailing and emerging trends, what kind of agency is needed to benefit from them? Rural areas are faced with many opportunities but who is the one to exploit them? What is the role of the public bodies, private enterprises, development organisations, NGOs, active citizens? In which occasions do rural areas lack agency to make progress? Ultimately, how to provide diverse rural contexts with the lacking agency to create positive futures?

Come and share your ideas and observations in the workshop!


Links to the registrations:
WS1: https://link.webropolsurveys.com/S/18FC9AD435CB27C0
WS2: https://link.webropolsurveys.com/S/D754D110E008CDD6
WS3: https://link.webropolsurveys.com/S/5922B527D73E9D92