The European RU


August 1989 : First European Rural University (URE)
Organised by the FNFR, other partners and a piloting committee uniting various figures from different countries. Location : Viuz en Sallaz.
Theme: « The meeting of rural Europe »

1991 : URE at Scull in Ireland
Theme: « Farmers and others working together for rural development »

1993 : URE at Evora in Portugal
Theme : « People and factors involved in rural development »

1996 : URE at Vejle in Denmark
Theme : « Adult education and community life as a basis for development in rural areas »

2001 : URE in Corsica
Theme : « The role and impact of fairs and markets on Corsican craft and agricultural activities »

2006 : URE in Hungary
Theme : « The importance of an East-West dialogue for the future of the European Rural World »



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