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Kim Smedslund

Kim Smedslund, Master of company law and teacher of French and Swedish languages, started with local and regional rural development activities in 1997 as project responsible in a municipality and a business development center. He has published a study on EU institutions development from a politico-legal perspective in 1993. Since 2001, Kim Smedslund has been in different managing positions in a LEADER-group. International coordinating activities in the Finnish Village Movement from 2007 led to participation in European community/villages networks of rural development (ERCA/PREPARE) and finally to a joint coordination role in the European Rural Parliament (ERP) partnership/network in October 2016.

Kim Smedslund was panelist at Mini-Plenary 1: LEADER/CLLD advocacy and the objective of “Europe closer to citizens”


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