The role of youth in rural development

Moderation by:

10:00 | Opening remarks

10:10 | Setting the scene: Making European rural areas more attractive to young people

  • María Gafo Gómez-Zamalloa, DG AGRI - European Commission
    • How can the Rural Pact and rural proofing benefit young people at national and EU level and which opportunities can the CAP and National Strategic Plans offer to young people?
  • Katalin Ludvig, Deputy Regional Initiative Coordinator for Empowering Smallholders, Family Farms and Youth Rural Development Specialist, FAO
    • Initiatives of the FAO to support young people in rural areas
  • Jane Craigie, Rural Youth Project
    • The empowerment of young people in rural areas

10:45 | Roundtable discussion: Bringing together sustainable jobs, training, services & governance

Topic I – Sustainable jobs and training: which are the new sustainable jobs in rural areas and which training is needed for young people?  

Moderator: Tatjana Babrauskienė, EESC Member

Topic II – Services & governance: which kind of services and governance are needed to enable meaningful youth engagement in rural areas?

Moderator: Josep Puxeu Rocamora, EESC Member

11:45 | Questions & Answers

12:45 | Closing remarks