On November 30, the European Rural Employability Network (REN) will host the conference 'Innovation in Rural Employability: Development of inclusive communities', with the participation of the main public and social agents from the European, national and regional levels with the aim to share successful experiences and initiatives to promote social and labour inclusion in their rural areas launched in recent years.
This congress, which will be held at the Bertelsmann Space in Madrid (O'Donnell Street, 10), will begin at 11:00 a.m., with the reception of attendees and video presentation from the Vice-President of the Government of Spain and Minister for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge, Ms. Teresa Ribera Rodríguez.
It will conclude at 1:30 p.m. with networking during the catering. More than 15 speakers, organized into three roundtables, will analyse the different national and European proposals that have made it possible to promote employment and rural entrepreneurship, especially among groups at risk of exclusion.
Attendance at the congress is completely free and simultaneous translation into Spanish and English will also be provided to be able to follow the event comfortably. There are limited places, so people interested in attending the Bertelsmann Space must register before.
People who wish to follow the event in online format can also register through this same questionnaire, selecting that option when completing the form, as well as the language in which they wish to view it. Later, they will receive the link to connect on the day of the event.
The Rural Employability Network (REN) hosted on May the 17th the on-line event RURAL DEVELOPMENT: SOCIAL INNOVATION FOR THE DEMOGRAPHIC CHALLENGE IN EUROPE.
During the event we shared trends in socio-labor inclusion in rural communities, not only as an opportunity to generate networks, but also to find common solutions to challenges that affect employment in rural areas.
The revitalization of rural environments can allow third sector entities to generate inclusive employment and entrepreneurship opportunities, as well as being a potential solution to the demographic challenge in more depopulated areas.
On July 14th we held the first online event of the Rural Employability Network.
In this event we analyzed experiences and opportunities of employability initiatives in rural areas, from three European entities. The invited organizations explained how they have faced the challenge of social and labor inclusion, and what opportunities they have seen in the development of their projects when working with vulnerable groups in rural areas.
You can watch the video of the session by clicking on the image, and you can enable english and spanish subtitles.
Joana Brandão - A4 - ACOLHER, ACEITAR, AGIR, ADAPTAR - PORTUGAL
Brian Smyth - SOCIAL FARMING - LDCo - IRELAND
Lorenzo Barucca - LEGAMBIENTE - ITALY
To check the main conclusions of the event in english and spanish, please download them here below.
On November 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. took place the annual online congress of the Rural Employability Network (REN). A congress at European level which objective was to provide a platform to analyze opportunities and challenges of rural entrepreneurship, from different organizations and entities throughout Europe.
National partners and European good practices selected by the REN participated in the congress.
- Deputation de Jaén, Manuel Vera, Deputy Director of the Employment and Business Area
- Public Employment Service of Extremadura, Jesús Seco González, General Director of Planning and Evaluation of Active Employment Policies
- Public Employment Service of Asturias, Pilar Varela Diaz, General Director
- Public Employment Service of Navarra, Carlos Adín, Director of the Professional Skills Development Service
- Regional Government of Castilla-La Mancha, Eduardo del Valle, General Director of Labour and Social Economy
- CIAPE, Italy, Desiree Scalia, Youth and Entrepreneurship Project Manager.
- LAG Pays des Condruses, Belgium, Jean-François Pecheur, Project Manager.
- LAG Viisari, Finland, Paivi Hakkarainen, Project Manager.
To check the main conclusions of the congress in english and spanish, please download them here below.