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SHERPA Final Conference


Date of event: 1 June - 2 June 2023

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Address: European Committee of the Regions, Building Jacques Delors, Rue Belliard 99/101, Brussels. Visitors’ entrance.

Since October 2019, SHERPA has worked on formulating recommendations for the future of rural areas in a variety of key topics. SHERPA has also accompanied the development of the EU Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas with the ambition to contribute to future rural policies. The SHERPA Final Conference will provide the final opportunity to look back at the work done and identify, by using a co-creative participatory approach, the main SHERPA recommendations, as well as reflect on the methodology of using Science-Society-Policy interfaces. This will be facilitated by gathering members of all its 41 Science-Society-Policy interfaces in Brussels, which will also allow them to interact with each other directly and jointly decide the final messages of the project.

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Co-create SHERPA’s contribution to the EU Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas, with a specific focus on the potential adjustments of the EU Rural Action Plan.
  • Co-create SHERPA’s recommendations for the wider policy framework, with a specific focus on the policy orientation for the next EU policy cycle (i.e. after 2027).
  • Explore how the Science-Society-Policy interfaces created in SHERPA can continue to contribute to rural policies after the end of the SHERPA project in September 2023.

Simultaneous interpretation in English, French, Spanish, Polish and Romanian.

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