The National RU


July 1975 : The National Federation of Rural Families (FNFR), at the origins of the first Rural University held in the Poitou Charentes region of France.

August 1983 : The first official National Rural University (URN), on the theme: « Apart from agricultural development, what future for the rural world ? »

July 1985 : Second National Rural University (at Avignon and Vaison-la-Romaine) on the theme: « Culture as identity and change »

August 1987 : Third National Rural University

January 1992 : National Rural University at Cologne and Mauvezin



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