The Rural University


The Rural University is a structure set up to federate administrative services, institutions, associations and all rural structures. It makes it possible for everyone concerned by questions of the rural environment to work together.

The Rural University is an opportunity to harmonize actions in the fields of training and research, while drawing on past experience.

The Rural University contributes to the comparative analysis of local projects, as well as to the development and promotion of the rural way of life and the wellbeing of populations.

L’Université Rurale est une instance qui fédère les structures administratives, les institutions, le mouvement associatif et toutes les organisations rurales. Elle permet le rassemblement d’hommes et de femmes concernés par le milieu rural.

L’Université Rurale est le lieu où peut se rassembler l’ensemble des logiques d’action, de formation, de recherche, de capitalisation d’expériences.

L’Université Rurale participe à l’analyse comparative d’initiatives locales.
L’Université Rurale contribue au développement et à la promotion de la ruralité ainsi qu’au bien-être des populations.



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