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, one hour from Bologna, in a wonderful venue, composed of three large historical and monumental buildings, surrounded by a very pleasant and peaceful atmosphere.

 During the two weeks intensive programme, workshops, seminars and field visits will allow the participants to explore the various issues, potentialities, and problems of the Italian rural areas, with a focus on the Emilia Romagna region. Some of the main themes of this year Summer Institute will be: Italian rural and regional policy; food systems and food networks; food waste (in collaboration with the multi-year project “A year against Waste“); rural tourism; in and off farm renewable energy; cooperatives; social farming; diversity and migrations.

Furthermore, at the mid-point of the Summer Institute, in order to celebrate the 10th Anniversary, a one day Conference on comparative rural policy will be convened on June 22. The Conference will be an occasion to share experience, renew contacts and reflect upon the past and future of rural policy and on ICRPS itself.

For further information on application and other details, please visit the official ICPRS 2013 – Italy website at https://sites.google.com/site/icrps2013/, where it is possible to download the official ICRPS 2013 flyer as well as the draft Summer Institute programme.

 Finally, don´t hesitate to contact the ICRPS 2013 organizing team (icrps2013@unibo.it) or those responsible at the participating universities and organisations. You can find your right contact person here.

See the call for papers for the Anniversary Conference HERE!

Are you on Facebook? Get to know the others in advance at the ICRPS 2013 – Italy Facebook group!

Photo by CEUB