Thursday 14th December 2006


9.30 - 10.15am : Auditorium of the Saint-Joseph School of Music and Dance
Reception of participants

10.15 - 11.30am :
Opening ceremony
- Welcoming speeches
- Speech by the representative of the European Rural Universities Association (APURE)
- Presentation of the programme for the 2nd Rural University of the Indian Ocean
- Speech by Mr. Patrick Lebreton, Mayor of Saint-Joseph

12.00 - 2pm :
Traditional creole lunch offered by the Tourist Office

2 - 4.30pm :
Visit of the sites of the Rural University of the Indian Ocean 2004: 2 years later, what progress has been made?

Workshop 1
Renovation of local heritage
Workshop 2
Langevin Laboratory, Plant Processing Unit

4.30 - 5pm : Auditorium of the Saint-Joseph School for Music and Dance
Tea / coffee break

5 - 6pm :
Round table
Global changes and their repercussions on the rural planet
- Climate changes
- Protection of heritage and folklore



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