Rural Employability Network (REN) organises on May 30 the online event ´Depopulation and Unemployment: Challenges for a more attractive and inclusive rural environment´, which will present innovative ideas in rural Europe that promote social and labor insertion and the revitalization of the territory. It will have two discussion tables, in which it will bring together a total of six entities attached to the network and whose projects have been selected as good practices by favoring inclusion and improving employability in rural areas.
The event proposes sharing trends in social and labor insertion in rural communities, not only as an opportunity to discover innovative ideas in Europe, but also to find joint solutions. to challenges that affect employment in these areas and consider their replicability. Population fixation will help generate opportunities for social inclusion and job placement, as well as being an important solution to the demographic challenge in rural Europe.
The event on May 30, which will be held between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., will be broadcast in Spanish with simultaneous translation into English, will begin with a presentation by those responsible for the project at Fundacion Santa Maria la Real and will continue with two discussion tables that will present good practices in rural Europe.
Three Spanish entities participate at the first table: Fundación Cepaim, with its project "Nuevos Senderos", which promotes the social and labor insertion of immigrant family units; El Llanero Solidario and “Germina Empleo”, their training in agroecology techniques; and Como una Cabra that with "VETgoesRURAL" seeks to improve professional training in isolated rural areas.
The second table will be attended by Cesie (Italy) and her project "InnovAgroWoMed", which promotes the entrepreneurial spirit of women in the agri-food sector; Legambiente (Italy) will present “Distrituto Economia Civile”, focused on advising rural social agents to become engines of development; and LAG Agrolider (North Macedonia) will talk about his idea "Youth Employment Initiative", which provides young people with skills to better integrate into society and the labor market.
Innovation in Rural Employability: Development of inclusive communities.
On November 30, the European Rural Employability Network (REN) hosted its annual congress 'Innovation in Rural Employability: Development of inclusive communities'. The main public and social agents from the European, national and regional level have participated, in order to share successful experiences and initiatives launched in recent years to promote social and labour inclusion in their rural areas.
Rural Employability Network is developed by the Fundacion Santa Maria la Real, through its Employment and Entrepreneurship Area, and financed by the European Social Fund in Spain, within the Operational Program for Social Inclusion and Social Economy, in its Priority Axis 7, as a transnational cooperation project. In addition, it is co-financed by the Public Employment Service of Asturias, the Government of Castilla-La Mancha, the Public Employment Service of Extremadura, the Jaen Provincial Council; the Public Employment Service of Navarra and the Palencia Provincial Council.
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.