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ESTONIAN MINISTRY OF RURAL AFFAIRS and ESTONIAN NRN: 4th lecture “Rural Development in a Global Countryside"

Time: 11.05.2016

Place: Ministry of Rural Affairs, Lai 41, Tallinn

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11th May 2016 - the 4th lecture from the series "Researcher's view of the Community Led Local Development"

Prof Michael Woods - "Rural Development in a Global Countryside"

This lecture will examine the challenges and opportunities for rural development resulting from globalization, and discuss how initiatives such as LEADER can help rural communities to define their own future in an increasingly global countryside.

The lecture will outline some of the key implications and challenges for rural areas of globalization, and introduce an interpretative model developed in the
DERREG (Developing Europe’s Rural Regions in the Era of Globalization) project to assess how globalization impacts on specific rural communities and how they respond.

It will then proceed to consider some of the opportunities for rural development that globalization also presents, and how grassroots action in rural communities is important for realising these.

Finally, the last part of the lecture will discuss different examples of good practice for rural development engaging with globalization from across Europe, drawn from research for the DERREG and
GLOBAL-RURAL projects and the Wales Rural Observatory.

Prof Michael Woods

is Professor of Human Geography and Professor of Transformative Social Science at Aberystwyth University in Wales.

He is the editor of the Journal of Rural Studies and is author of several books, including "Rural Geography" (Sage, 2005), "Contesting Rurality" (Ashgate, 2005), and "Rural" (Routledge, 2010). 

Twitter: @globalrural

His research ranges across questions of rural change, politics and governance. Website & blog: www.globalruralproject.wordpress.com

He is the co-director of the ESRC WISERD/Civil Society Research Centre and Principal Investigator for a European Research Council Advanced Grant, GLOBAL-RURAL, which is exploring the re-making of rural places through globalization.

These studies build on previous research projects including FP7 project DERREG ("Developing Europe’s Rural Regions in the Era of Globalization") (2009-11), which Michael co-ordinated, and the Wales Rural Observatory (2003-14), for which he was co-director.

Reccomendation for reading: Woods, M. Regions Engaging Globalization: A Typology of Regional Responses in Rural Europe

Researcher's view of the Community Led Local Development
4th Lecture
  Wednesday 11th May 2016

12.30 - 13.00 Gathering and coffee
13.00 - 13.05 Introduction
13.05 - 14.45 Lecture "Rural Development in a Global Countryside"
14.45 - 16.00 Question-answers session
16.00 End of the Day

Moderator - Ms Ave Bremse, Estonian Rural Network Unit

LINK to more PHOTOS: maainfo.ee/index.php

LINK to Study tour to Harju County: maainfo.ee/index.php

Previous lectures:

  • 25.11.2014 Imre Kovách - (Hungary) “LEADER a new social order? The rise of project class” - www.maainfo.ee/index.php
  • 24.10.2013 Annette Aagaard Thuesen (Denmark) - maainfo.ee/index.php
  • 03.05.2013 Michael Kull (Finland) Community Lead Local Development Solutions to Changing Socio-economic Realities in Rural Europe - maainfo.ee/index.php

Viimati muudetud: 25.10.2017

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