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Grantee:
Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics – National Research Institute (IERiGŻ-PIB), Warszawa, Poland, http://ierigz.waw.pl/
Project Partners:
Research Institute of Agricultural Economics (AKI), Budapest, Hungary, https://www.aki.gov.hu/
Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CZU), Praha, Czech Republic, http://www.pef.czu.cz/
Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra (SPU), Nitra, Slovakia, http://www.fem.uniag.sk/sk/

The central-eastern EU model for competitive and sustainable agriculture and rural development

Project supported by

Conf2015-6

International Visegrad Fund Standard Grant No. 21510044
Implementation period of the project: 09/07/2015 – 31/05/2016.
Total IVF support: 8,000 EUR. IVF share on the total costs of the project: 64,8%

Agriculture in Europe is under the increasing pressure from globalisation, that is moving toward the standardisation of the production, based on economic competitiveness. At the same time, Europe 2020 strategy promotes the idea of sustainable, innovative agri-food sector based on resource efficiency, and rural development promoting social inclusion and job creation.

The project was aimed in exploiting intellectual and research resources in collective learning process during a seminar on possibilities of raising competitiveness in farming, agrifood sector and rural areas in V4 and CEE neighbourhood countries, Eastern Partnership (EaP) and Western Balkans (WB). The basic goal was to organise the research seminar confronting various approaches to agribusiness and rural development in the context of balance between competiveness and sustainability.

The XIII European Rural Development Network Conference took part in Zakopane, Poland, 18-21.10.2015 r. Check the AGENDA

Conference’s first day was devoted to various approaches to agri-food sector development in V4 and other CEE countries in the context of trade-off between competitiveness and sustainability. This also refers to the problem of inclusion of small and family farms in value chains and enhancing their financial stability, development of smart local food systems, provision of public goods by agriculture, knowledge and innovation transfer.
Second day turned its lens to rural systems, with a focus on smart, sustainable, inclusive growth in rural areas and the problem of rural jobs.
The added value of the project is be long- lasting and sustainable cooperation of all participants under the idea of European Rural Development Network as a think tank for science and public policy.

This event brought together researchers carrying out in-depth studies in the agrifood and rural development from V4 and its neighbourhood EU member states. We built a discussion forum of scientific community on central eastern model of transformation of rural systems with a particular focus on a knowledge transfer to V4 eastern neighbourhood. The seminar enabled exchange of experiences of scientific community of CEE countries. We focused on knowledge transfer supporting an institutional capacity and economic integration with EU of EaP countries. The added value of the project is a long-lasting and sustainable cooperation under the idea of European Rural Development Network as a think-tank for science and public policy.

Experts of all Visegrad Group countries indicated on the well-organized food industry, as a key element of the competitiveness of the agri-food sector. In addition to an efficient processing industry, an important role in all V4 countries is played by a large specialized agricultural holdings, that possess not only production potential, but also possibilities of implementation of the most modern production technologies, conducive to environment protection. In all countries an important segment of agriculture and rural areas make family farms. In expert’s opinion all CEECs can build theirs model of sustainable and competitive development of agriculture on local food systems (i.e. shortening the way the products from the farmer/local processor to the consumer), as a complementary strategy to supporting commercial farms.

The expected outcomes of the project, ie. to develop sustainable cooperation with all CEE seminar participants, proven by future activities within ERDN; to publish a scientific monograph (300 hard copies/wide online impact); to strengthen cooperation of V4 partners within ERDN and CzechRural have been achieved. In all period of the project two web sites were managed as project web sites: one: www.facebook.com/13ERDN2015 as a main conference site and www.erdn.eu  to keep the project sustainability within the ERDN community even after the project implementation period.

Visegrad feature of the project

The event strengthened a cooperation of all four project partners and enabled to integrate efforts and competencies of various CEE research centres in the jointly conducted work on the state and the paths of transformation of the rural systems under the ERDN. ERDN mission is to build Central Eastern European Research Area for agriculture and rural development, with Visegrad Group as a core, active in cooperation with the eastern neighbourhood of the EU. Therefore, apart from the widely disseminated publication, web site, press releases and participants’ individual cooperation, sustainability of the project is proved by further joint activities within the ERDN. Following the successful cooperation, the next scientific event that will be organised by AKI in 2016 within the same consortium.

This conference made also a strong basis for further cooperation within Visegrad Group aimed in wider participation of V4 countries in EU Horizon 2020 and other scientific programs.

Media coverage and outcomes

Invitations

Communications in newspapers (PL/CZ):

Commentary on the Conference‚ written by Ing. Jiří Sálus, a member of CzechRural.cz and Czech University of Life Sciences, available on CzechRural.cz web page.

Conference proceedings are available in ERDN yearbook: P. Chmieliński, M. Soliwoda (eds.), Models of competitive and sustainable agriculture and rural areas in Central Eastern European Countries, Rural Areas and Development 13 (2016).

Thank you Project Partners and Organising Committee, thank you all Participants and Speakers, Chairs, Discussants and Panelists!! Thanks IVF for support! We had nice and fruitful time in Zakopane. Now, see you in Budapest, 2016!

 

 

 

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Organisers:
Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics – National Research Institute (IERiGŻ-PIB), Warszawa, Poland, ierigz.waw.pl/
With Project Partners:
Research Institute of Agricultural Economics (AKI), Budapest, Hungary, www.aki.gov.hu/
Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CZU), Praha, Czech Republic, www.pef.czu.cz/
Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra (SPU), Nitra, Slovakia, www.fem.uniag.sk/sk/
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But this is not the end, our Network is growing and doing better and better! Here's some information about the whole idea:

European Rural Development Network (ERDN, www.erdn.eu) was established in 2002 to integrate efforts and competencies of various European research institutions in the jointly conducted work on the state and the paths of transformation of the rural areas and agri-food sector in EU Member States and neighbourhood countries. Thus the main objectives of the Network are parallel to the Community`s idea of building European Research Area for agriculture and rural development. The Network is meant to encompass the leading research centres carrying out the research in the area of agricultural economics and rural development in Europe, with special focus on Central-Eastern European Countries. The network consists of universities and research institutes from Poland, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Lithuania, Croatia but also from Ukraine, Serbia, Moldova, Montenegro and Kosovo. ERDN collaborates with scientists from the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Norway, Finland and Italy.
The efforts of network members in investigation of rural processes provides extensive knowledge needed to understand the specificity of rural development in CEECs. Different scientific backgrounds, cross-national origin of ERDN experts and over decade of successful cooperation provide complex and interdisciplinary, high quality solutions. The members of the Network are representing the leading Universities and Research Institutes in Central and Eastern Europe. The basis for the ERDN development, knowledge exchange and the source of future research ideas are annually organised conferences.
In 2002-2015 the Network organised 13 international conferences and published 13 volumes of ERDN Rural Areas and Development book series on most recent issues of structural transformation of rural areas and agriculture in European countries in the context of the implementation and change in development policy of the European Union and neighbouring countries (see sample: Knowledge as a factor of rural areas development). These reviewed monographs are available on AgEcon and are indexed in various databases (e.g. SSRN, CEJSH, PBN, CeON).
Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics – National Research Institute, Poland (www.ierigz.waw.pl) is responsible for coordination of the activities of the Network, initiation and organizational support for the annual conferences and the publication of research results of the network members in the ERDN Rural Areas and Development series.

If you want to join us, please call/fax/send a message to me,
Paweł:
Secretariat of ERDN: IAFE-NRI, Świętokrzyska 20, 00-002 Warszawa, Poland; tel. +48 22 5054774, fax. +48 22 8271960, [email protected], Secretary: dr Paweł Chmieliński.
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Dear participants! On behalf of the Organising Committee of XIII ERDN Conference I would like to thank you for successful event! Your interesting presentations and very active participation in all conference points (both official and unofficial) makes meetings of our ERDN community very unique! Thank you also for filling the survey and participation in Panel Discussions, that will help us to conclude the Conference. we will publish our conclusions together with a book (please remember about the January 2016 deadline for paper submission!). Next ERDN event will take place in Hungary! We are looking forward to meeting you next year! ... See MoreSee Less

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Last day of the conference we have a special session about Poland.
Here are today's speeches:

Special IAFE-NRI Session. Chair: Marián Tóth, Slovakia

Julian Krzyżanowski (opening speech)
The impact of CAP 2014-2020 on sustainable development of Polish agriculture in the light of current research and documents

Marcin Gospodarowicz
Economic and social cohesion of municipalities in Poland

Paweł Chmieliński, Bożena Karwat-Woźniak
Between competitiveness and sustainability: challenges for family farming in Poland

Cezary Klimkowski
Common Agricultural Policy and price stabilisation – the case of wheat market

Barbara Wieliczko
Fiscal impulses influencing the development of the Polish agriculture and rural areas

Malgorzata Bułkowska
Liberalization of agri-food trade within the TTIP from Polish perspective

Adam Wąs
Impact of direct payments on production and economic results
of family farms in Poland

Barbara Chmielewska
Small farms as an important objective of rural development policy

Discussion and closing remarks for XIII ERDN Conference
Paweł Chmieliński, Michał Soliwoda
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We are now at the beginning the session III that will end with panel discussion:

Session IV. Chair: Věra Majerová, Czech Republic

Andrew Fieldsend (opening speech)
Innovation in Family Farming in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Tomáš Hlavsa
Economic performance of agricultural holdings in the Czech less favoured areas with the special view on small farms

Marcela Tuzová, Martina Toulová, Lea Kubíčková
Selected aspects of the internationalization process of Czech agricultural SMEs with focus on the success factors

Klaus Wagner, Julia Niedermayr
Comparison of Structures, Development and Influencing Basic Conditions of Agriculture and Rural Development in Selected Alpine Regions

Szabolcs Biró
Impact of the old, effect of the new Rural Development Programme in Hungary

Panel Discussion Chair: Andrew Fieldsend, Hungary
Věra Majerová, Jakub Hadyński, Andrew Fieldsend, Vladimir Székely,
Klaus Wagner, Ion Certan
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Second day turns its lens to rural systems, with a focus on smart, sustainable, inclusive growth in rural areas and the problem of rural jobs. But before the sessions - we had a chance to visit Tatra National Park and Strążyska Valley.
Here are speakers and presentations of the Session III.

Session III. Chair: Paweł Chmieliński, Poland

Věra Majerová, Jiří Sálus , Tomáš Pilař (opening speech)
Threats to rural society in the Czech Republic and its future in the context of global risks

Marie Trantinová, Jiří Hrabák
Identification of successes and failures of implementation of selected principles Leader

Ewa Kiryluk-Dryjska, Agnieszka Baer-Nawrocka
The influence of the financial crisis on the youth unemployment in rural areas
of the European Union

Vladimir Székely
Ambivalent perception of globalization processes in context of rural development

Ion Certan
Access to finance as a key factor of social inclusion in rural areas
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And after nice coffee break in sunny Zakopane (we have real Gold Polish Autumn here) we have started second session that will end up with discussion panel:

Session II. Chair: Zbigniew Floriańczyk, Poland

Marián Tóth (opening speech)
Structral changes in Slovak agriculture

Ekrem Gjokaj, Kapllan Halimi, Muje Gjonbalaj
Impact of investment measures on Kosovo Agriculture

Tomáš Rábek
Financial benchmarking in Slovak agricultural farms

Oksana Perkhach
Technical and economic security as a part of sustainable development
of agricultural enterprises

Michał Soliwoda
How to improve farm financial management? The lesson from Poland

Diana Criclivaia
Impact of Moldovan tax system on local and agriculture sector development:
25 years of experience and challenges

Panel Discussion Chair: Marián Tóth, Slovakia
Zbigniew Floriańczyk, Marián Tóth, Szabolcs Biró, Tomáš Hlavsa,
Dan-Marius Voicilaş, Oksana Perkhach
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We have started our first official day and first session of the conference:
This is what is going on right now:

Opening: Welcome address
Paweł Chmieliński, Michał Soliwoda
European Rural Development Network, Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics - National Research Institute, Warszawa, Poland

Session I. Chair: Michał Soliwoda, Poland

Zbigniew Floriańczyk (opening speech)
New models of agriculture and rural development stakeholder cooperation
- EU administrative networks perspective

Ivan Foltýn, Olga Štiková, Ida Zedníčková, Ilona Mrhálková
Modelling of the economic equilibrium on the Czech agrarian markets

Olena Borodina, Viktor Yarovyi, Sergiy Kyryzyuk
Inclusion of family farms in value chains in Ukraine: present and prospects

Ivan Foltýn, Ondřej Chaloupka
Modelling of the impacts of agricultural production on the national economy
of the Czech Republic

Camelia Gavrilescu, Dan-Marius Voicilaş
Assessment of Romania’s agri-food trade competitiveness
- from CEFTA to EU-28

Katarzyna Bańkowska
The consequences of European energy and climate policy for rural development
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The central-eastern EU model for competitive and sustainable agriculture and rural development

Październik 19, 2015, 8:00am - Październik 21, 2015, 7:00am

Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics - National Research Institute (IERiGŻ-PIB), Warszawa, Poland Research Institute of Agricultural Economics (AKI), Budapest, Hungary Czech University of Li...

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Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics - National Research Institute
(IERiGŻ-PIB), Warszawa, Poland
Research Institute of Agricultural Economics (AKI), Budapest, Hungary
Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (ČZU), Praha, Czech Republic
Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra (SPU), Nitra, Slovakia
hereby invite to

XIII European Rural Development Network Conference:
The central-eastern EU model
for competitive and sustainable agriculture and rural development
Zakopane, Poland, 18-21.10.2015 r.

supported by

International Visegrad Fund
visegradfund.org/
International Visegrad Fund Standard Grant No. 21510044
Implementation period of the project: 09/07/2015 - 31/05/2016.
Total IVF support: 8,000 EUR

Background
Agriculture in Europe is subject to increasing pressure from globalisation, that is moving toward the standardisation of the production, based on economic competitiveness. At the same time, Europe 2020 strategy promotes the idea of sustainable, innovative agri-food sector based on resource efficiency, and rural development promoting social inclusion and job creation.
Our basic goal is to organise the research seminar confronting various approaches to agribusiness and rural development in the context of balance between competiveness and sustainability. This event shall bring together researchers carrying out in-depth studies in the aforesaid areas from V4 and its neighbourhood EU member states, countries of Eastern Partnership (EaP) and Western Balkans (WB).
The next goal is to build a discussion forum of scientific community on central eastern model of transformation of rural systems with a particular focus on a knowledge transfer to V4 eastern neighbourhood.
Seminar’s first day will be devoted to various approaches to agri-food sector development in V4 and other CEE countries in the context of trade-off between competitiveness and sustainability. This also refers to the problem of inclusion of small and family farms in value chains and enhancing their financial stability, development of smart local food systems, provision of public goods by agriculture, knowledge and innovation transfer.
Seminar’s second day will turn its lens to rural systems, with a focus on smart, sustainable, inclusive growth in rural areas and the problem of rural jobs. Each day will consist of presentations of 2 invited speakers, (at least) 4 papers of V4 representatives and 4 of other CEE countries. Each session will be concluded with the debate.
The seminar is based on previous cooperation of V4 partners and aims at promoting exchange of experiences of scientific community of CEE countries. We will focus on knowledge transfer supporting an institutional capacity and economic integration with EU of EaP countries. Therefore few grants to cover some part of travel costs will be offered to researchers with limited financial resources. Preference will be given to speakers from EaP countries. Seminar aims also in assessment in what extent new EU rural policy tools respond to different challenges facing agriculture and rural areas of each of V4 countries. The added value of the project will be long-lasting and sustainable cooperation under the idea of European Rural Development Network as a think tank for science and public policy.
The leitmotif inspiring organisation of the research seminar is to enable the exchange of experiences between economists, geographers and sociologists but also policy makers working on issues related to agriculture and rural development. The idea behind the event is to strengthen a cooperation of four partners and, with V4 as a core, build a scientific cooperation of Central-Eastern European research institutions. Therefore main target groups benefiting from the project will be researches and policy makers from V4, other CEE (incl. EaP) countries and Western Balkans. The outcomes of the project will be widely disseminated throughout researchers, NGOs, professionals, media and individuals in Europe interested in the issues related to agriculture and rural development in CEECs.

Topics
During the three days of the Conference, five thematic sessions are planned:
• Day 1. Models for development of competitive and sustainable agriculture
o New approaches to agri-food sector development in CEE countries: sustainability and competitiveness
o Transition towards sustainable agriculture: the inclusion of family farming in value chains and enhancing financial stability
o Panel discussion
• Day 2. Models for development of competitive and sustainable rural territories
o Smart, inclusive and sustainable growth in rural areas: turning diversity into strength
o Social structures and innovation: place-based development in global challenges
o Panel Discussion
• Day 3. Special IAFE-NRI session: The Polish agriculture and rural areas. Experiences, challenges, opportunities.

Important Dates
The deadlines of the Conference are:
• 21.09 – Submission of abstracts
• 24.09 – Notification of acceptance
• 09.10 – Final Registration (also abstract submission deadline for participants with publication only)
• 09.10 – Payment of conference fee (or notification that payment will be done during the conference)
• 18.-21.10 – The Conference
• 31.01.2016 – Submission of full paper

Contact
Paweł Chmieliński, ERDN, IERiGŻ-PIB, [email protected]
Michał Soliwoda, IERiGŻ-PIB, michał[email protected]
IERiGZ-PIB, ul. Swietokrzyska 20, 00-002 Warszawa, PL
Tel. +48 22 50 54 638; Fax: +48 22 82 71 960
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Conference fee
The fee of the conference is EUR 250 (or PLN 1050). First four registered participants will be granted with discount of EUR 50 (PLN 200). The fee includes: accommodation, meals, coffee breaks, conference materials, field trips. Accompanying persons must pay the Conference fee of EUR 150. Travel costs could be paid by the participant.
We offer four travel grants up to EUR 225 to participants from Eastern Partnership and Western Balkans countries. Participants from EaP and WB countries are encouraged to apply for travel grant together with abstract submission.
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Transportation
The arrival: We suggest you to arrive in Poland on 17-18 of October. For those, who will arrive in Warszawa by 12 a.m. 18.10.
The departure: we suggest you to book the return ticket on 21st (preferably evening) or 22nd of October. We will assist you in the travel arrangements and additional accommodation before and after the conference (unfortunately this is not included in the conference fee and will cost approx.. EUR 30-40 per night) so please, let us know as soon as possible about your travel plans.
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Topics
During the three days of the Conference, five thematic sessions are planned:
Day 1. Models for development of competitive and sustainable agriculture
-New approaches to agri-food sector development in CEE countries: sustainability and competitiveness
-Transition towards sustainable agriculture: the inclusion of family farming in value chains and enhancing financial stability
-Panel discussion
Day 2. Models for development of competitive and sustainable rural territories
-Smart, inclusive and sustainable growth in rural areas: turning diversity into strength
-Social structures and innovation: place-based development in global challenges
-Panel Discussion
Day 3. Special IAFE-NRI session: The Polish agriculture and rural areas. Experiences, challenges, opportunities.
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Agriculture in Europe is subject to increasing pressure from globalisation, that is moving toward the standardisation of the production, based on economic competitiveness. At the same time, Europe 2020 strategy promotes the idea of sustainable, innovative agrifood sector based on resource efficiency, and rural development promoting social inclusion and job creation.

The basic goal of the project is to organise the research seminar confronting various approaches to agribusiness and rural development in the context of balance between competiveness and sustainability.
This event shall bring together researchers carrying out indepth studies in the aforesaid areas from V4 and its neighbourhood EU member states, countries of EaP and Western Balkans.

The next goal is to build a discussion forum of scientific community on central eastern model of transformation of rural systems with a particular focus on a knowledge transfer to V4 eastern neighbourhood.

Seminar’s first day will be devoted to various approaches to agrifood sector development in V4 and other CEE countries in the context of trade-off between competitiveness and sustainability. This also refers to the problem of inclusion of small and family farms in value chains and enhancing their financial stability, development of smart local food systems, provision of public goods by agriculture, knowledge and innovation transfer.

Seminar’s second day will turn its lens to rural systems, with a focus on smart, sustainable, inclusive growth in rural areas and the problem of rural jobs.

Each day will consist of presentations of 2 international, highprofile invited speakers, 4 papers of V4 partners and (at least) 4 of other CEE countries. Sessions will be concluded with the workshop debate.

The seminar is based on previous cooperation of V4 partners and aims at promoting exchange of experiences of scientific community of CEE countries. We will focus on knowledge transfer supporting an institutional capacity and economic integration with EU of EaP countries. Therefore few grants to cover some part of travel costs will be offered to researchers with limited financial resources. Preference
will be given to speakers from EaP countries. Seminar aims also in assessment in what extent new EU rural policy tools respond to different challenges facing agriculture and rural areas of each of V4 countries. The added value of the project will be longlasting and sustainable cooperation under the idea of European Rural Development Network as a think-tank for science and public policy.

The leitmotif inspiring organisation of the research seminar is to enable the exchange of experiences between economists, geographers and sociologists but also policy makers working on issues related to agriculture and rural development. The idea behind the event is to strengthen a cooperation of four partners and, with V4 as a core, build a scientific cooperation of Central-Eastern European research
institutions. Therefore main target groups benefiting from the project will be researches and policy makers from V4, other CEE (incl. EaP) countries and Western Balkans. The outcomes of the project will be widely disseminated throughout researchers, NGOs, professionals, media and individuals in Europe interested in the issues related to agriculture and rural development in CEECs.
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Project partners:

Instytut Ekonomiki Rolnictwa i Gospodarki Żywnościowej Państwowy Instytut Badawczy (IERiGŻ-PIB), Warszawa, Poland
www.ierigz.waw.pl/

Agrárgazdasági Kutató Intézet (AKI), Budapest, Hungary
www.aki.gov.hu/

Česká Zemědělská Univerzita v Praze (ČZU), Praha, Czech Republic
www.czu.cz/en/

Slovenská Poľnohospodárska Univerzita (SPU) v Nitre, Slovakia
www.uniag.sk/en/

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The idea of the seminar is a part of activities of European Rural Development Network (ERDN, www.erdn.eu) and also aims in bringing new members to the Network. ERDN is an informal scientific network set up in 2002 to integrate efforts and competencies of various CEE research centres in the jointly conducted work on the state and the paths of transformation of the rural systems. ERDN mission is to build Central-Eastern European Research Area for agriculture and rural development, with V4 as a core, active in cooperation with the eastern neighbourhood of the EU.
IERiGZ is a coordinator and AKI is an active member of the Network, CZU and SPU declared to became a members as a result of the seminar. We also expect to encourage EaP participants to join ERDN.
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Agriculture in Europe is subject to increasing pressure from globalisation, that is moving toward the standardisation of the production, based on economic competitiveness. At the same time, Europe 2020 strategy promotes the idea of sustainable, innovative agrifood sector based on resource efficiency, and rural development promoting social inclusion and job creation.

The research seminar will try to challenge these phenomenon confronting various approaches to agribusiness and rural development in the context of balance between competiveness and sustainability.

This event shall bring together researchers carrying out indepth studies in the aforesaid areas from V4 and its neighbourhood EU member states, countries of EaP and Western Balkans.

The next goal is to build a discussion forum of scientific community on central eastern model of transformation of rural systems with a particular focus on a knowledge transfer to V4 eastern neighbourhood.

Seminar’s first day will be devoted to various approaches to agrifood sector development in V4 and other CEE countries in the context of tradeoff between competitiveness and sustainability. This also refers to the problem of inclusion of small and family farms in value chains and enhancing their financial stability, development of smart local food systems, provision of public goods by agriculture, knowledge and innovation transfer.

Seminar’s second day will turn its lens to rural systems, with a focus on smart, sustainable, inclusive growth in rural areas and the problem of rural jobs.

Each day will consist of presentations of 2 international, highprofile invited speakers, 4 papers of V4 partners and (at least) 4 of other CEE countries.
Sessions will be concluded with the workshop debate.
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