All events

  • 27/08/2018
    Balance Production / Consumption: Animal farming for Humans’ well-being and planetary health- Dubrovnik (HR)
    This session, within the annual meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP), will discuss how research and innovation can help the livestock sector.
  • 29/08/2018 to 30/08/2018
    COMAGRI meeting (EP) - Brussels
    The agenda of the meeting will be available closer to the date.
  • 05/09/2018 to 06/09/2018
    Food 2030: Towards Sustainable Agri-food Systems - Stutgart (DE)
    This international congress will bring together researchers, policy-makers, civil society and the private sector to discuss innovative pathways for future food systems that are healthy, food-secure, resilient and sustainable.
  • 06/09/2018 to 09/09/2018
    Herbstmesse - Wels (AT)
    The annual fair of regional and local products in Austria. Visitors can sample and purchase products from local producers, as well as discovering the Austrian food industry and its producers. The Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural...
  • 06/09/2018 to 07/09/2018
    Plant and Animal Genetic Resources - Nantes (FR)
    The conference will discuss the conservation of genetic resources in agriculture and, specifically, the results of an EU-funded study showcasing inspiring examples of how to make the conservation of neglected breeds and varieties economically viable...
  • 07/09/2018
    Innov’Rural: Investments in Local Development - Saint-Ismier (FR)
    This event will foster public-private partnerships to better allocate local resources to the development of rural communities and their surrounding areas. A follow-up event (5 October 2018 – St.-Amant-Tallende, France) will expand the outreach to...
  • 10/09/2018 to 13/09/2018
    LINC Conference 2019 - Pärnu (EE)
    The 2019 edition of the LEADER-Inspired Network Community (LINC) conference will gather Local Action Groups, National Rural Networks, and other practitioners to discuss and exchange experience around innovative LEADER practices.
  • 11/09/2018 to 13/09/2018
    International LEADER Excursion - Vorarlberg (AT)
    The event will showcase innovative and inspiring projects funded by Austrian Local Action Groups (LAGs). Additionally, it will bring together representatives from the Austrian, German and Luxembourg Rural Networks to exchange experience and...
  • 12/09/2018 to 13/09/2018
    Rural Development and CLLD - Valmiera (LV)
    This international seminar will bring together LAGs, Managing Authorities and National Networks to reflect upon the need to be more innovative, taking advantage of possibilities and be more strategic for regional and rural development. Deadline for...
  • 13/09/2018
    The Future of European Livestock - Brussels (BE)
    The event will launch the latest report of the RISE Foundation on EU livestock and discuss the future direction of European livestock in terms of production and consumption with experts from industry, the public sector and academia.
  • 17/09/2018
    Regional Conference - Rural Prize 2018 - Faaborg (DK)
    This annual event will showcase rural development projects in Denmark, their results and impact on their respective areas, as well as announce the winners of the Rural Prize 2018.
  • 18/09/2018 to 21/09/2018
    EUROPARC 2018 - Cairngorms National Park, Scotland (UK)
    The event will feature dynamic speakers, workshops and field trips to explore innovative ways of involving young people in the management of protected areas.
  • 18/09/2018 to 21/09/2018
    EFSA Conference 2018 "Science, Food, Society" - Parma (IT)
    EFSA conference 2018 is constructed around the motto “contextualising risk assessment”. This means reflecting on the future of risk assessment in food safety while acknowledging the social and political context within which it operates.  Researchers...
  • 20/09/2018 to 24/09/2018
    Salone del Gusto 2018 - Turin (IT)
    This biennial Slow Food event will bring together international producers, communities, chefs, and visitors in celebration of good, clean and fair food and will feature an international market where producers will share their products and stories.
  • 20/09/2018
    European Day of Sustainable Communities - Brussels (BE)
    Under the title ‘Citizens and municipalities: building sustainability through collaboration’, the conference invites participants to share their experiences, and explore ways to encourage and support a local alignment and collaboration between...
  • 20/09/2018 to 21/09/2018
    Cooperation Projects and Rural Development Kielce (PL)
    The aim of the event is to facilitate cooperation among LAGs and to support them in search of relevant projects partners. Examples of social inclusion, poverty reduction and economic development in rural areas will be presented.
  • 21/09/2018 to 23/09/2018
    Rural Film Festival - Omegna and Miasino (IT)
    This annual film festival examines the persistence of rural culture in contemporary society through a variety of testimonies from the rural world and aims to encourage a renewal of traditions of the land in new generations.
  • 21/09/2018 to 23/09/2018
    Rural Youth Event - Veckholm (SE)
    This event is intended as a meeting point for rural youth to share their ideas, learn from peers’ activities and projects, and get inspired to develop their communities.
  • 25/09/2018 to 26/09/2018
    European Organic Congress - Vienna (AT)
    The twelfth European Organic Congress will take place in Vienna under the motto "Organic on every table: Added value for farmers, consumers and society". The congress will be jointly organized by BIO AUSTRIA, the Association of Organic Farmers of...
  • 25/09/2018 to 27/09/2018
    European Mountain Convention - Vatra Dornei (RO)
    The 11th edition of the convention, organised by Euromontana, will focus on cultural heritage in mountain areas and how it can be turned into a key asset for developing sustainable and attractive mountain areas in the future.
  • 26/09/2018 to 28/09/2018
    LEADER Reloaded - Evora (PT)
    The event will discuss the current state-of-play of LEADER/CLLD, future policies and tendencies – such as the post-2020 EU Financial Framework and CAP legislative proposals – likely to affect it, as well as the strengths of multi-funded CLLD and...
  • 26/09/2018
    Mapping and Step Change in Connection with the Move Toward the European Gigabit Society Objectives - Brussels (BE)
    The thematic group, run by the BCO Network Support Facility, is looking to bring a better understanding on which areas and population groups are under-serviced, and explore ways that aid intervention can be planned for such target areas.
  • 26/09/2018 to 28/09/2018
    Smart Specialisation and Territorial Development - Sevilla (ES)
    This conference will provide an overview of the smart specialisation policy experience, particularly looking at implementation challenges and ways to address them. It will further explore how smart specialisation engages with global value chains and...
  • 27/09/2018
    Innovation in Rural Mobility - Riga (LV)
    This first event of the “Rural Mobility Seminar Series”, organised by the EU cooperation project MAMBA, will discuss the topic of innovation in rural mobility in Europe with local decision-makers and interested stakeholders.
  • 27/09/2018
    Annual Conference of the European Broadband Competence Offices Network - Brussels (BE)
    The conference will discuss the future of broadband funding in the new Multiannual Financial Framework and the advances in the Action Plan for Rural Broadband.
  • 29/09/2018 to 05/10/2018
    Interconnecting Forests, Science and People - Curitiba (Brazil)
    The 15th edition of this world congress will encourage discussions on research priority areas, forest policy and management based on the latest scientific content related to forestry.
  • 29/09/2018 to 05/10/2018
    Interconnecting Forests, Science and People - Curitiba, Brazil
    The 15th edition of this world congress will encourage discussions on research priority areas, forest policy and management based on the latest scientific content related to forestry.
  • 03/10/2018 to 05/10/2018
    Rural Territories: Spaces of Creativity and Innovation - Lozère
    The event will provide an opportunity to exchange experiences and find out more about French rural communities that have used their own resources to create and develop more attractive areas through cooperation among local actors.
  • 03/10/2018 to 04/10/2018
    Conference: Trademarks and geographical indications: future perspectives - Alicante (ES)
    The conference will cover various aspects in the field of trade marks and geographical indications (GIs), with an emphasis on the interactions between these intellectual property rights. Registration open until 24 September 2018 More info via below...
  • 03/10/2018 to 05/10/2018
    European Congress on Rural Tourism 2018 - Druskininkai (LT)
    The sixth edition of the congress will focus on the “Internationalisation of Rural Tourism” in European and global contexts, paying special attention to emerging markets of China, India and the Americas.
  • 05/10/2018
    Innov’Rural: Investments in Local Development - St.-Amant-Tallende
    The event will encourage the take-up of public-private partnerships to better allocate local resources to the development of rural communities and their surrounding areas, and expand the outreach to partners in the region.
  • 08/10/2018 to 11/10/2018
    European Week of Regions and Cities - Brussels (BE)
    The 16th edition of this annual event will bring together voices from European regions and cities and discuss both the budget and the legislative proposals related to the EU’s Cohesion Policy and rural development.
  • 10/10/2018 to 12/10/2018
    Congress of European Farmers 2018 - Linz (AT)
    The Congress ‘Feeding Europe’s Future’ will look at how the challenges affecting the EU and its agricultural sector can be turned into opportunities to deliver more sustainable, competitive and economically viable European agriculture.
  • 11/10/2018 to 12/10/2018
    Inter-regional Forum on LEADER Cooperation - Rennes
    Three French regional rural networks from Bretagne, Normandie and Pays de la Loire are organising this forum in order to foster LEADER cooperation among LAGs from their territories. Workshops, plenaries and cooperation corner will offer participants...
  • 12/10/2018
    From Farmer to Plate and Flower Vase - Assen
    This agricultural congress will feature top speakers, an ‘inspiration market’ and in-depth discussion sessions on important topics in agriculture.
  • 16/10/2018 to 17/10/2018
    World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit - London (UK)
    This international networking event will bring together agri-businesses leaders, investors, agri-tech innovators and entrepreneurs to encourage global partnerships and collaborations and accelerate the commercialisation of advanced agricultural...
  • 17/10/2018 to 18/10/2018
    EIP-AGRI Seminar: from Operational Group Project to Impact - Spoleto (IT)
    The aim of the seminar is to improve EIP-AGRI implementation, to share and learn from existing experiences and practical approaches in supporting OG projects, and to promote the uptake of their results by practitioners.
  • 22/10/2018
    Bioeconomy Conference - Brussels (BE)
    The conference will celebrate the launch of the updated EU Bioeconomy Strategy and action plan to enhance the transition towards a new environmental, social and economic reality.
  • 22/10/2018
    10th Rural Networks' Steering Group Meeting - Brussels
    More details will follow.
  • 23/10/2018
    ENRD Seminar on ‘Key Steps for CAP Strategic Planning' - Brussels
    This ENRD Seminar will discuss the elements needed for the preparation of the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Strategic Plans. Specifically, it will explore the preparation and elaboration of the needs analysis related to the...
  • 24/10/2018 to 25/10/2018
    Approaches to assess socio-economic and sector related RDP impacts in 2019 - Warsaw (PL)
    The European Evaluation Helpdesk for Rural Development is pleased to invite you to the Good Practice Workshop, 'Approaches to assess socio-economic and sector related RDP impacts in 2019', which will take place in Warsaw, Poland 24-25 October 2018.
  • 26/10/2018
    Rural LEADER Day - Hoogeveen
    The event will bring together Local Action Groups and other LEADER stakeholders from the Drenthe region in the Netherlands to network, exchange knowledge and experience, and visit LEADER projects in the area.
  • 06/11/2018
    Sustainable Rural Areas at the Forefront - tbc
    This networking event organised by the Swedish Rural Network support unit will explore how social and digital innovation can help solve the challenges of a village and how collaboration can be strengthened to drive the development of smart rural...
  • 06/11/2018
    Global Future Farming Summit - Wageningen
    The event will look at how new technological developments are impacting the agricultural and horticultural production systems.
  • 07/11/2018 to 09/11/2018
    World Congress on Agri-tourism - Bolzano (IT)
    The very first edition of this event will explore challenges, opportunities and limitations of agri-tourism and will provide an overview of definitions that distinguish it from any other form of rural tourism.
  • 27/11/2018
    Agriculture and Food Summit - Paris (FR)
    The event will discuss several issues ranging from farm economics to food trade, and Europe’s agri-food systems.
  • 03/12/2018 to 14/12/2018
    UN Climate Change Conference COP 24 - Katowice (PL)
    This global conference will progress the implementation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement in view of governments having to reach some key milestones in 2018, ranging from finalising guidelines to taking stock of how countries are...
  • 03/12/2018 to 14/12/2018
    UN Climate Change Conference COP 24 - Katowice (PL)
    This global conference will progress the implementation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement in view of governments having to reach some key milestones in 2018, ranging from finalising guidelines to taking stock of how countries are...
  • 04/12/2018 to 07/12/2018
    European Forests – Our Cultural Heritage - Carinthia (AT)
    The international conference will look at a new approach for cooperation of forest and woodland history including traditional knowledge, forest and tourist enterprises. It aims to deepen the knowledge on forest as a cultural heritage.
  • 06/12/2018 to 07/12/2018
    EU Agricultural Outlook Conference 2018 - Brussels
    This annual event will discuss the future of agriculture in Europe and the challenges that lie ahead. It will focus on digitisation and innovation in the farming sector and present the outlook for EU agricultural markets.
  • 11/12/2018
    5th Rural Networks’ Assembly Meeting - Brussels
    More details will follow.
  • 12/12/2018 to 13/12/2018
    Multi-level Strategies for Digitising Agriculture and Rural Areas - Antwerp
    This EIP-AGRI seminar will discuss strategic planning at the European, national, regional and local levels to steer the digitisation of agriculture and rural areas and showcase the latest tools and examples to inspire the digital transformation of...