In co-operation with NOFA (NL), the project Vital Rural Area held its third International Policy Forum on Regional Development on May 26th and 27th, 2011, in Multi-functional Village Centre de Beijer at Rinsumageast (NL). A video with an impression of the forum is available here.
Keynote speakers and workshop facilitators from Belgium, The Netherlands and Denmark presented their contributions on regional development on Thursday, May 26th, 2011. The general theme of the forum was: youth and their expectations of living in the countryside in 2025.
The forum programme was presented by Bouwe de Boer, chairman of the day from The Netherlands. On Friday, May 27th, 2011, the participants paid a study visit to the town of Dokkum and the Lauwersmeer National Park.
The programme had an open structure and character, with enough time and opportunity for networking, exchange of opinions and expertise, and to make new contacts.
A complete webcast of the Policy Forum is available on www.vitalruralarea.eu, click the button Policy Forum 2011 in the right hand navigation bar.