• fr
  • en

RUSTIK kick-off meeting: Enabling rural communities’ actors and policy makers to design strategies for resilient rural areas

On the 4th and 5th October 2022, Euromontana participated to the kick-off meeting of the Horizon Europe project RUSTIK in Frankfurt (Germany). RUSTIK is a four-year transdisciplinary research project that aims to enable rural communities’ actors and policymakers to design better strategies, initiatives, and policies to foster sustainability transitions in rural areas. It is one of two projects (alongside GRANULAR) selected to support the implementation of the Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas by improving the understanding of the environmental, socio-economic, behavioural, cultural and demographic drivers of change in rural areas.

Simone Sterly (Institut Fuer Laendliche Strukturforschung Ev), coordinator of the project, stated that “The increased societal and ecological challenges that Europe is facing are drivers for supporting better rural policymaking and more resilient rural areas”.

RUSTIK involves actors from 10 European Countries that will host 14 Pilot Regions where the project will research the different rural functionalities and characteristics as well as the (future) potentials and challenges of rural areas.

RUSTIK will also work to provide:

  • a robust methodological framework for functional rural areas,
  • databases integrating data of different types and sources,
  • improved strategies and governance approaches for rural decision-makers and stakeholders, and
  • improved approaches for rural impact assessment and decentralised rural proofing.

During the kick off meeting project partners had the opportunity get to know each other, exchange, and build trust. The coordination team organised interactive moments to create a common understanding of project aims and outcomes, as well as the agreement of a joint workplan between Work Packages and Tasks.

Euromontana will be leading dissemination activities for the project and contribute to the tasks dedicated to the policy uptake of the results.

For more information, please visit www.rustik-he.eu or contact our Project Officer elena.feo@euromontana.org.

11 October 2022

Euromontana sur Facebook

2 weeks ago

Yesterday we were at the EU CAP Network's Thematic Group meeting on rural youth employment to share insights and good practices from mountain areas! 🌄ℹ️ The report will soon be out, stay tuned!We close today's meeting on #RuralYouth employment with a call to improve:👉Image of farming & rural areas👉Communication about existing opportunitiesThanks to all speakers & participants!We’ll share lots of food for thought on the event page soon: bit.ly/TG2-Youth ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

We are live from the Cévennes for the LIFE Shepforbio study visits! 🐑➡ Visits to shepherds and sheep farmers, introduction to educational tools on pastoralism and biodiversity, and exploration of Causses et Cévennes - Patrimoine Mondial - a UNESCO world heritage site for its Mediterranean agro-pastoral landscapes 🏞Learn more on the project 🔗 dream-italia-euprj.eu/life/lifeshepforbio/LIFE Programme DREAm Italia L'Institut Agro Florac Parc national des Cévennes ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

4 weeks ago

Happening today ➡️ we are in the Cévennes at L'Institut Agro Florac to talk about pastoralism and natural habitats management at the first LIFE Shepforbio conference! 🐑On the agenda 🌱 plenary sessions on policies and good practices for ecosystem services and biodiversity protection and workshops for pastoral schools!Learn more: dream-italia-euprj.eu/life/lifeshepforbio/LIFE Programme DREAm Italia Parc national des Cévennes Conservatoire d’espaces naturels de Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur - CEN PACA ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

Euromontana sur Twitter

Unable to load Tweets