7. Meeting of Nordic-Baltic Rural and Fisheries Networks

Time: 13.09.2011

Place: Estonia, Harju county, Tallinn town, Ministry of Agriculture (Lai st 41)

Sihtgrupp: Rural and fisheries networks, MA, PA, LAGs, members of network cooperation chamber

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Nordic-Baltic Meeting of Rural and Fisheries Networks

13.-14. September 2011 
Tallinn, Estonia
Ministry of Agriculture of Estonia - Lai st 41

In 13.-14. September 2011 will be Nordic-Baltic meeting of Rural and Fisheries Networks. Since 2008 Nordic and Baltic Rural Networks have met regularly twice a year. Also Fisheries Networks have had their meetings. Now for very first time Networks will have common meeting in Tallinn, Estonia. The event is organised by Estonian Rural Economy Research Centre Department of rural and fisheries network with cooperation of Ministry of Agriculture of Estonia.

The meeting aims to bring together representatives of Rural and Fisheries Networks, Managing Authorities of Nordic and Baltic States, also representatives of EU Commission, ENRD Contact Point and Farnet. 

  13. September 2011 - plenary (Big hall in ground floor)
12.00 - 13.00 Registration of participants, welcome coffee
13.00 - 13.15

Welcome and opening

  • Welcome note of Ministry of Agriculture of Estonia - Madis Reinup, Head of Fisheriy Economic Department
  • Support by European Commission - Jolanta Swiatkowska, EC DG Mare
13.15 - 13.35

ENRD Contact point activities - Mark Redman, ENRD Contact Point

ERND webpage

13.35 - 13.55

FARNET Support Unit activites - Urszula Budzich-Szukala, FARNET Support Unit

FARNET veebileht

13.55 - 15.00

State of play - National Rural Networks (NRN) and National Fisheries Networks (NFN) (a 20 minutes per country)

  • Denmark NRN and NFN
    • Current and future network activities - René Kusier, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, National Network Unit
  • Finland NRN and NFN
    • Rural network activities "state of play" - Hans Bergström and Kirsi Hakoniemi, National Rural Network Unit
  • Latvia NRN and NFN
    • Main activities of Latvian Rural Network and Latvian Fisheries Network - Edgars Linde, Latvian Rural Advisory and Training Centre / Latvian Fisheries Network
15.00 - 15.30 Coffee break
15.30 -17.00

State of play - National Rural Networks (NRN) and National Fisheries Networks (NFN)  (a 20 minutes per country) - continus

  • Poland NRN
    • National Rural Network in Poland - Monika Krol, National Rural Network
  • Lithuania NFN and NRN
    • Lihtuanian Rural Network - ˇaneta Jucaitytė and Loreta Laauskienė, Ministry of Agriculture
    • State of play implementig Axis 4 - Karolis Panasenka, FLAG Vilkauda
  • Sweden NRN and NFN
    • Swedish Rural network today and tomorrow - Hans-Olof Stålgren, National Rural Network
    • Collaboration towards a sustainable fishing - Kirsi Poikela, FLAG Tornedalen - Haparanda archipelago 
    • Seal project - Gustaf Westring, FLAG Gustlandet
  • Estonia NRN and NFN
    • Estonian Rural Network activites - Reve Lambur, Rural Network Unit
    • Estonian Fisheries Network activities - Sirli Nellis, Fisheries Network Unit
19.00 - 21.00

Dinner with invitations hosted by Ministry of Agriculture of Estonia in restaurante MEKK


14. September 2011
08.30 - 11.30 Separate meetings for Rural and Fisheries Networks (two separate rooms)
Rural Networks
  • Preparation of Baltic Sea Region Seminar on 28. - 29 September 2011, in Helsinki (Mark Redman - ENRD CP)
  • Information about main activities/ International events in your NRN and proposals (if any) possible common actions or events of Nordic-Baltic NRN-s in 2012-2013
  • NRN future after 2013
  • Common contact points/activities/ actions/plans with Fisheries Networks
Fisheries Networks
  • Support for cooperation
    • Results and analysis of the questionnaire on Baltic cooperation (Urszula Budzich-Szukala – FARNET) Discussions, next steps
    • Themes from presentations (day 1), main activities of Networks, possible common actions or events
    • Cooperation ideas from FLAG ESKO (Esko Taanila - South Finland Flag ESKO)
  • Network units’ future after 2013
  • Contact points/activities/actions/plans with Rural Networks
11.30 - 12.00 Coffee break
12.00 - 13.30 Plenary  and closing (Big hall in ground floor)
  • Conclusions from Fisheries Networks meeting
  • Bringing it together, closing session 
13.30 - 14.30 Lunch
14.30 Optional - guided walk in Old Tallinn




Ave Bremse, e-mail:; telephone
+372 515 6412
Sirli Nellis, e-mail; telephone +372 5624 0902

Viimati muudetud: 01.09.2012

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