(09 February 2022) – On 31 January and 1 February, AEIDL organised the annual conference for the Horizon 2020 project, SHERPA (Sustainable Hub to Engage into Rural Policies with Actors).
The event gathered over 100 participants and 30 guest speakers, discussing and exchanging on how the long-term vision for rural areas can be implemented and what is the role of the 40 project’s Multi-Actor Platforms (MAPs).
Over the two days, participants dived into the findings of SHERPA and other Horizon 2020 projects on topics such as climate change, digitalisation, bioeconomy and farm diversification, among others.
Together with the SHERPA MAPs, they reflected on the contribution of the platforms to the policy processes at various levels, from local to European. They discussed how these platforms can further support the next phase of the rural vision.
The SHERPA project is now starting its third year of implementation and 20 more MAPs will be set up across Europe.
A report of the conference will be made available soon. Meanwhile, the report of the previous edition can be accessed here.