Topic 2 : The environment in crisis : a source of innovation in rural areas?


- 6 December 2012 - Programme

The economic crisis of these last few years has led us to ask ourselves a large number of questions on the subject of ecology, leading to the emergence of a true «environmentally-friendly economy».

In the face of economic difficulties, a large number of creative and innovative projects, focusing on notions of ecology and solidarity, have been set up in rural environments, by people committed to limiting the impact of these on the environment and populations in general. This is the true challenge of protecting and developing rural areas in a sustainable manner.

The aim of topic 2 is to enable those present to discover some of these initiatives and to go out into the field, in order to meet the people behind some of these projects.



Three topics are proposed for the next European Rural University, which will take place on 7th, 8th and 9th September 2010 in Saint-Joseph :

- Europe at the service of the rural community and its inhabitants,
- Rural professions for women,
- Culture : between heritage and innovation.

16 November 2009