LEADER Inspired Network Community Hungary 2016

The Upper Sand Ridge Rural Development Association and the management of LEADER Inspired Network Community (LINC) network concluded an agreement in November, 2013 at a conference held in Vienna, that Hungary (The Upper Sand Ridge Rural Development Association) would get the right to organize the 3-day European Rural Development Conference and Trade meeting in 2016. This meeting is annually organized in different European countries.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Hungarian National Rural Network gave their approval to organize the event. The conference is one of the most successful events of the European rural development communities, supported by countries participating in the National Rural Networks, DG AGRI, ENRD and Contact Point. They participate in the technical program development and implementation as well.

The conference aimed to present the results and innovative methods achieved using the LEADER approach; to promote the network expansion of rural developers; exchange the professional experience of representatives of the European LEADER areas; establish links for international cooperation; and to draw attention to the importance of communication and knowledge transfer between local economic and social actors about the tourism, cultural heritage, traditional local products and other important issues among the business partners.

The detailed program can be found here.

Discovery R&D Center supported the event by providing a methodological framework of the Theoretical Workshop where the participants worked in seven predefined groups. Pál Goda as an expert was the moderator of the topic of Agriculture and Innovation and Máté Kis assisted him as a facilitator.

The conference brochure can be found here.