The approach

Included :
- Information on current problems and the methods used to solve these
- Case studies
- Debates between different speakers and participants
- Proposals for concrete actions
- Round table discussions

The speakers

- local officials
- international experts
- heads of institutions
- political figures


- technical and scientific committees of the UROI


The UROI welcomed 160 people, including 120 locals and 40 regional and international visitors.

Including: elected (political) officials, business men, heads of various institutions, project managers from various backgrounds, members of associations.


- participants from the Indian Ocean region
- the European network of Rural Universities
- the Quebec Rural University
- the African Development Network



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