Rural development

Final Conference of the DERREG Project, 12-13 October 2011, Slovenia | DERREG

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Globalization and Rural Regions in Europe: Impacts, Challenges and Lessons
Hotel Diana, Murska Sobota, Slovenia, 12th and 13th October 2011

The conference programme is available to download below

This two-day conference presents results from the DERREG project, funded by the European Commission’s Framework Programme 7, to examine the ways in which rural regions have been affected by different dimensions of globalization, and to discuss the responses that have been adopted by regional governments, businesses and community groups.

The first day of the conference will focus on the presentation and discussion of results from DERREG concerning the engagement of rural businesses with the global economy; the dynamics and implications of international migration to and from rural regions; and the influence of global concerns in shaping regional environmental policies and opportunities for sustainable development. The second day of the conference will present findings from DERREG about building regional capacity to respond to globalization and discuss the implications of the research for policy and practice, including highlighting examples of good practice in rural development responses to the challenges of globalization.The conference is aimed at anyone interested in the development of rural regions and the challenges presented by globalization. Potential participants include researchers studying rural change and regional development; European, national, regional and local policy-makers and government officials; and practitioners involved in rural and regional development agencies, initiatives and community groups.

Registration for the conference is free (participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs). The conference language is English.

Enquires and conference registrations should be sent to Laura Jones,

The conference programme is available to download below

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