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Agenda & Presentations

LEADER RELOADED

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Keynote Paper, by Robert Lukesch

...today, on September 27th, the proposals have still not crystallized into definite Regulations. There is time to raise our voice, to intervene, to argue, to come up with better proposals. Why should we just sit there and spectate at the fizzling out of a piece of policy which has brought so much value to rural areas?

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Programme

26 September

 

afternoon

Arrival of the participants, from travelling workshops hosted by Portuguese LAGs and study visits to:

15.00-22.00

Registration

 

 

27 September

 

8.00-9.00

Registration

 

Conference moderators:

  • Pedro Brosei | Advisor to the Portuguese ELARD Presidency
  • Rui Batista | Board Member of LAG Terras Dentro, Portugal

9.00-10.30

Welcome and Setting the scene

Speakers:

Keynote:

10.30-11.15

Coffee break & visit of the delegations' stands and exhibition area

11.15-13:00

Moderated panel discussion with participants of different countries and LEADER generations reacting on the keynote speech and the challenges provided by the perspectives post 2020

Panelists:

  • Yves Champetier | Former director of the European LEADER Observatory
  • Josefine Loriz-Hoffmann | European Commission, Director, DG Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Hannes Lorenzen | Senior Adviser to the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Parliament
  • João Carlos Pinho | Manager of LAG ADRIMAG, Portugal
  • Joanna Gierulska | Director of the Rural Development Department of the Polish Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Radim Sršen | Member of ELARD Council, Representative of Czech National Network of LAGs in ELARD

13.00-14.30

Networking Lunch

14.30-16.15

Mini-plenaries (MP)

MP 1: LEADER/CLLD advocacy and the objective of “Europe closer to citizens”

Moderator:

  • Kristiina Tammets | Vice-President of ELARD and Manager of LAG Tartu, Estonia

Rapporteur:

  • Michael Dower | Rural and Local Development Expert

Panelists:

  • Kim Smedslund | Member of ERCA/PREPARE, Joint Coordinator in the European Rural Parliament
  • Roman Haken | Member of the European Economic and Social Committee
  • Anastasios Perimenis | Manager of LAG Lesvos, Greece
  • Marta Marczis | Rural and Local Development Expert, President of AEIDL

MP 2: LEADER/CLLD and the social & environmental challenges in rural areas

Moderator:

  • Maria José Murciano |  ELARD Council Member, Coordinator of REDR (Spanish Rural Development Network)

Rapporteur:

  • Teresa Pinto Correia | International researcher, Professor of the University of Évora

Panelists:

MP 3: LEADER/CLLD and the “Smart Villages”

Moderator: 

  • Kirsten Birke Lund | ELARD Council Member

Rapporteur:

  • Anita Selicka | Executive Director of the Latvian Rural Forum

Panelists:

  • Paul Soto | Senior Policy Expert of the ENRD Contact Point
  • Hartmut Berndt | ELARD Council member, Chairman of BAG LAG (German LEADER Association), Manager of LAG Göttinger Land
  • Stefan Niedermoser | Chairman of the LEADER-forum Austria (the Austrian LAG Network), Manager of LAG Pillerseetal-Leukental-Leogang
  • György Mudri | Parliamentary Adviser and Assistant to the Member of the European Parliament Tibor Szanyi

MP 4: Evaluation of the Local Development Strategies in a results-oriented programming

Moderator: 

  • Marion Eckardt | ELARD Council Member, Manager of LAG Halland, Sweden

Rapporteur:

  • Custódia Correia | Coordinator of the Portuguese Rural Development Network Support Unit

Panelists:

16.15-16.45

Coffee break

16:45-18:30

Transnational cooperation: partner search, project ideas, match-making – interactive session

Moderators:

  • Kristiina Tammets | Vice-President of ELARD and Manager of LAG Tartu, Estonia
  • Marion Eckardt | Vice-President of ELARD and Manager of LAG Halland, Sweden
  • Peter Toth | Policy Analist, ENRD Contact Point 

20:00

Networking dinner at M'AR De AR Muralhas Hotel (city centre)

 

 

28 September

 

9.30-11.00

Restitution of the mini-plenaries with analysis by experts – main messages and debate with the participants

MP 1: LEADER/CLLD advocacy and the objective of “Europe closer to citizens”

MP 2: LEADER/CLLD and the social & environmental challenges in rural areas

MP 3: LEADER/CLLD and the “Smart Villages”

MP 4: Evaluation of the Local Development Strategies in a results-oriented programming

Analysis by:

  • Joanna Gierulska | Director of the Rural Development Department of the Polish Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Hartmut Berndt | ELARD Council Member, Chairman of BAG LAG (German LEADER Association), Manager of LAG Göttinger Land
  • Jean-Michel Courades | former Administrator in the European Commission, DG AGRI

11.00-12.00

Closing session

Panelists:

  • Maria João Botelho | President of ELARD and Minha Terra Federation
  • Nelson de Souza | Secretary of State of Development And Cohesion, Portugal

Last words:

  • Robert Lukesch | Rural Development Expert and European evaluator

12:00

Light Lunch & Departure

Venue

This conference was held from 26-28 September at the Évora Hotel, located in the historic city of Évora.

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