ICRPS 2013: 10 years of annual comparative rural policy studies!

by Andrew Spaeth 23/06/2013 on day 6 of the 2013 Summer Insitute The 10th annual International Comparative Rural Policy Studies (ICRPS) conference was held on Sunday, June 23 at the Church Room at the University of Bologna residential center in Bertinoro. The conference started with some reflection on the past ten years of ICRPS followed Read More …

ICRPS 2013: Where is rural development done?

by¬†Kelsey Lang ICRPS 2013 20/06/2013 on day 3 of the 2013 Summer Insitute The third day of ICRPS brought the end of policy research theory and analysis methods, and the beginning of getting to know different policy applications! The day started with discussion on quasi-experimental design and evaluation, driving home the importance of knowing the Read More …

ICRPS 2013: Exploring Local Cuisine

by Farhana Abutalib 19/06/2013, on day 2 of the 2013 Summer Insitute Today, ICRPS participants had a full day of theory in comparative policy, research methodology and piadine! Our morning presenters Tom Johnson, Ray Bollman and John Bryden outlined key concepts of comparative rural policy, and the challenges of measuring and assessing rurality. John Devlin Read More …

ICRPS Summer Insitute 2013: Deadline for registration postponed to April, 30th 2013

Dear ICRPS 2013 participants, In order to ensure the proper registration of all participants, the deadline has been postponed to April, 30th 2013. The application process is organized in two steps: Step 1: Interested students or professionals can apply to their respective partner University or Institute in the ICRPS Consortium through a Letter of Intent Read More …

ICRPS 2013: Agri-food systems and rural development: tradition, innovation and green governance

by Fabio De Menna, 29/01/2013 ICRPS Summer Institute 16 – 30 June 2013 The Department of Agro-food Science and Technology of the University of Bologna (UNIBO) and the¬†University Residential Centre of Bertinoro (CEUB) will host the 10th annual International Comparative Rural Policy Studies (ICRPS) Summer Institute. The 2013 Summer Institute will take place in Bertinoro, Read More …

Call for papers – Rural Transformations in Troubled Times: A Policy Decade in Review

by John Devlin, 24/01/2013 International Comparative Rural Policy Studies 10th Anniversary Conference June 22-23, 2013 Bertinoro, Italy The International Comparative Rural Policy Studies Summer Institute in Bertinoro Italy marks the 10th anniversary of ICRPS. To celebrate this event a one day conference on comparative rural policy will be convened on June 22 at the mid-point Read More …