On 31 January and 1 February 2022, the SHERPA project organized the second edition of the Annual Conference. This online conference was the occasion to present the work done during the past year, especially the work undertaken by the 20 SHERPA Multi-Actor Platforms (MAPs). Indeed in 2021, the MAPs worked on three relevant topics:

  • Alternative rural futures (foresight),
  • Change in production and diversification of the rural economy,
  • Climate change and environmental sustainability.

These reflections had supported the implementation of the rural vision. Over 100 participants joined the virtual event to listen, exchange and share knowledge and experience with over 30 guest and keynote speakers as well as several Horizon 2020 projects which share their views and results.

This online conference was the occasion to present the work done, especially the 20 SHERPA Multi-Actor Platforms

On 2 February, the SHERPA project organized a training for the Facilitators and Monitors of the Multi-Actor Platforms. This online training was the occasion to gather in the morning the facilitators and the Monitors of the new MAPs. Then the afternoon session was dedicated to exchange and share best practices, advice between the new MAPs and already experienced MAPs. For this new year, the 40 MAPs will focused on and provide their views and inputs one of the 4 topics: 

  • Social dimension in rural areas
  • Digitalisation, smart ruralities, including rural-urban relations
  • Land-use management in the context of climate change
  • Entrepreneurship and social economy, just transition, including sustainable value chains


À propos du projet SHERPA: 

Sustainable Hub to Engage into Rural Policies with Actors - Un pôle durable pour s'engager dans les politiques rurales avec les acteurs (SHERPA) est un projet de quatre ans (2019-2023) avec 17 partenaires financé par le programme Horizon 2020. Il vise à rassembler des connaissances qui contribuent à la formulation de recommandations pour les futures politiques pertinentes pour les zones rurales de l'UE, en créant une interface science-société-politique qui constitue un hub pour les connaissances et les politiques.

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