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EUROPEAN NETWORK FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT: 2. Meeting of Nordic-Baltic Rural Networks

Time: 24.09.2008–26.09.2008

Place: Jäneda, Lääne-Viru county, Estonia


Nordic and Baltic Rural Networks presented their activities in Estonia, in Jäneda, in big hall of Rural Economy Research Centre on Wednesday, 24 September 2008.

The main topics of the meeting: national and transnational cooperation and NRN ways to promote it, regional clusters, good practices, future plans networks and possible joint activities of Nordic-Baltic rural networks.

The meeting was organized by Estonian Rural Network Unit.

The seminar was participated by the representatives of Latvian Ministry of Agriculture, Latvian Rural Advisory and Training Centre (Rural Network Unit), Lithuanian Ministry of Agriculture (Rural Network Unit), Finnish-, Swedish-, Danish Rural Network Units, Estonian Ministry of Agriculture and rural- and fisheries network department of Rural Economy Research Centre (Estonian Rural Network Unit). The total number of participants was about 30 persons.

See the list of participants HERE

The working language of the seminar was English. All the presentations are available in English in the following programme:

2. Meeting of Nordic-Baltic Rural Networks

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

"Current situation of NRNs and Leader programmes"

13.00 - 14.00 Welcoming Coffee
14.00 - 14.20 Opening of the meeting – Toomas Kevvai, Deputy Secretary General for Rural Development and Fisheries Policy
14.20 - 14.40

Information about Latvian NRN and Leader programme

  • Liene Feldmane, Head of Latvian Rural Network Unit
  • Andra Karlsone, Leader specialist of Latvian Ministry of Agriculture
14.40 - 15.00

Information about Lithuanian NRN and Leader programme

  • Kristina Butvilavisiens, Head specialist of Lithuanian Ministry of Agriculture
15.00 - 15.20 Coffee break
15.20 - 15.40

Information about Finnish NRN and Leader programme

  • Päivi Kujala, Head of Finnish Rural Network Unit
  • Juha-Matti Markkola, Coordinator of Finnish Rural Network
15.40 - 16.00

Information about Danish NRN and Leader programme

  • Rita Munk, Head of Danish Rural Network Unit
16.00 - 16.20

Information about Swedish NRN and Leader programme

  • Nils Lagerroth, Leader expert and Jennie Malm, Coordinator of Transnational Cooperation
16.20 - 16.40

Information about Estonian NRN and Leader programme

  • Krista Kõiv, Rural Economy Research Centre, Head of Rural- and Fisheries Network Department
  • Ave Bremse, Rural Economy Research Centre, Head of Rural Network Bureau
16.40 - 16.55

Information about Estonian Fisheries Local action groups

  • Jaak-Velori Sadul, Rural Economy Research Centre, Head of Fisheries Network Bureau
16.55 - 17.00 Closing the seminar - Krista Kõiv, Rural Economy Research Centre, Head of Rural- and Fisheries Network Department

2. Meeting of Nordic-Baltic Rural Networks

Thursday, 25 September 2008

"Cooperation projects and joint activities of Rural networks"

9.00 - 9.10 Opening of working meeting
9.10 - 10.00 Questions and discussion based on previous day's presentations
10.00 - 10.30

Discussion topics of the workshop:

  • National and transnational Leader cooperation projects

  • The role of the rural networks on developing the cooperation

  • Experiences of transnational cooperation projects and best practices from Finland, Sweden and Denmark of previous programming period

  • Implementing cooperation projects in Nordic-Baltic countries in programming period 2007-2013 Leader measure 421

  • The role of rural networks on promoting the transnational cooperation of Axis 1 and 2 target group

10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 - 13.00 Continuing the discussion about cooperation projects
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 15.30

Discussion topics of the workshop:

  • Future plans of rural networks

  • Cooperation of clusters of Nordic Baltic countries

  • Future cooperation plans

  • Future joint activities of rural networks

  • Discussion about issues raised previous meeting of Nordic-Baltic rural networks in Finland, 19-20 February 2008 and new ideas

15.30 - 15.45 Coffee break
15.45 - 16.45 Continuing the discussion about future cooperation plans
16.45 - 18.30

Closure of the meeting.

  • Choosing the venue and time of the next Nordic-Baltic rural networks meeting

2. Meeting of Nordic-Baltic Rural Networks

Friday, 25 September 2008

Study-trip "Local Initiative"

9.30 - 12.30

Local initiative in Järva-Jaani municipality:

  • Old car's shelter
  • Karinu glass hall
11.30 - 12.30 Lunch
12.30 - 14.00 Visiting the Roosna-Alliku Manor

See the pictures HERE!

The seminar has received support from the Estonian Rural Development Plan 2007–2013 through the technical assistance resources allocated to activities of the Estonian Rural Network Unit


Participants of 2. Meeting of Nordic-Baltic Rural Networks, 24 - 26 September 2008:

Nr Name of the organization
Name of the participant
Job title
1. Latvian Rural Advisory And Training Centre Liene Feldmane

Head of Latvian Rural Network Unit

2. Latvian Ministry of Agriculture Sanita Putnina Senior officer
3. Latvian Ministry of Agriculture Andra Karlsone Senior officer
4. Latvian Rural Forum Janis Baltacs Chairman of the Board
5. The Ministry of Agriculture of Lithuania Jelena Jusionis Chief specialist
6. The Ministry of Agriculture of Lithuania Ilona Sadovskaite Chief specialist
7. The Ministry of Agriculture of Lithuania Kristina Butvilaviciene Chief specialist
8. Finnish Rural Network Unit Päivi Kujala

Director of the rural network unit

9. Finnish Rural Network Unit Juha-Matti Markkola Network coordinator
10. Finnish Rural Network Unit Hans Bergström Transnational cooperation coordinator
11. Danish National Network Unit Rita Munk

Head of National Network Unit

12. Danish National Network Unit Rene Kusier  
13. Danish National Network Unit Thor Lygum  
15. Swedish Rural Network Nils Lagerroth Expert
16. Swedish Rural Network Jennie Malm Transnational cooperation coordinator
17. Estonian Ministry of Agriculture Anneli Kimmel

Head of Local Initiative and Human

18. Estonian Ministry of Agriculture Triin Hansson Specialist of Local Initiative and Human Environment Bureau
19. Rural Economy Research Centre Ave Bremse

Head of rural network bureau

20. Rural Economy Research Centre Jaak-Velori Sadul Head of fisheries network bureau
21. Rural Economy Research Centre Krista Kõiv Head of rural and fisheries network department
22. Rural Economy Research Centre Meeri Klooren Specialist of rural network bureau
23. Rural Economy Research Centre Ester Valdvee

Specialist of rural and fisheries department


Viimati muudetud: 14.01.2012

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