EU Rural Innovation Contest

EU Rural Innovation Contest

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


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