EU Rural Innovation Contest

EU Rural Innovation Contest

Our EURIC ended a few months ago and the project has been busy selecting 15 Rural Innovation Ambassadors. We are very proud to announce that they will be honoured in an award show which will take place in Brussels during the Organic Innovation Days.
Can’t wait to get to know our 15 Rural Innovation Ambassadors? Register for our award show on the 3rd of December in Brussels.
Times are changing! All across Europe the agricultural, forestry and the agri-food sectors are facing major social, economic and environmental challenges – as well as unprecedented opportunities. Rural innovation is currently one of the hottest topics of discussion from the farmhouse kitchen tables to the European Commission offices in Brussels.
The LIAISON project organised a contest with the aim of seeking-out innovative, inspiring and ground-breaking initiatives from within farming, forestry and the agri-food supply chain.
A jury of experts will select 15 Rural Innovation Ambassadors to receive international recognition, networking opportunities, personalised promotional material to use for future engagement and the invitation to join a prestigious award ceremony in Autumn 2019. All Rural Innovation Ambassadors also receive a movie about their project.

With our story map, we want to showcase more than 175 interactive project approaches submitted to our EU Rural Innovation Contest. The different colours represent different Macro-Regions from within the project:

Nordic-Baltic Sea (green)

          Norway: CRR (Ruralis)

          Poland: AAC (CDR)

Danube / Balkan States (purple)

          Hungary: AKI

          Romania: Highclere

          Bulgaria: ISSK

Mediterranean (Blue)

          Portugal: UEvora

          Spain: UPMadrid

          Italy: UPisa

Atlantic / North Sea (Orange)

          Ireland: Teagasc

          United Kingdom: Soil Association and UExeter

          Belgium: ILVO and Innovatiesteunpunt

          The Netherlands: Group de Bruges

          France: Idèle

          Germany: HNEE

          Switzerland: FiBL


Do you want more information about EURIC or about the project LIAISON in your own national language? You can find the national websites here: