The AIS 2017 is a joint initiative of a Portuguese Consortium, the Portuguese Government, the EIP-AGRI network and the European Network for Rural Development. It will gather more than 500 farmers, rural businesses, start-ups, RDP managing authorities, national rural networks, researchers, advisors and NGOs throughout the EU with the aim of:
- Promoting cross fertilization between multi-actor innovation initiatives, both under Rural Development Programmes and Horizon 2020
- Raising awareness about innovation and digitisation opportunities for agriculture and rural economies and how these may be supported under on-going Rural Development Programmes
- Providing input for EU innovation policies for agriculture and rural areas after 2020, following-up on Point 7 of the Cork 2.0 Declaration
Related upcoming events
2017-12-19 - 2017-12-20 All dayThe Global Landscapes Forum the world’s largest science-led multi-sectoral platform for integrated land use, is moving to Bonn. We are very excited to make Bonn our home for the next five years, and will be hosting GLF Bonn 2017 on the 19th and 20th of December to define the next five years of the GLF and impact the future of our planet and our children.
2018-04-09 - 2018-04-12 All dayFollowing on from the 10th Conference held in Memphis in 2015, National Prosperity through Modern Rural Policy: Competitiveness and well-being in rural regions, the 11th Conference will focus on how innovation can help rural areas respond to the challenges of globalisation and shifting trading patterns, and moreover, what drives rural innovation. Building on the messages from the Rural Policy 3.0 framework, and through the shared experiences of leading national and international rural experts, government officials and other stakeholders, discussions will look at common challenges, identify best practices and explore the current and future opportunities that are emerging for rural areas with this next production revolution.