Dear ERDN Colleagues!

European Rural Development Network is growing! The involvement of institutions, but mostly all of our individual members, makes our community – apart from a research network – a forum for knowledge and information exchange based on mutual friendship, trust and goodwill. This decides on the unique character of the ERDN, where informal ties (social capital) and commitment of a group of people from various countries is the value added of the strictly scientific work. It is our achievement that we are proud of. After very successful year (and 14th ERDN 2016 conference in Budapest) also 2017 will be a hectic year of activity including the annual conference in Austria (October 2017), and we would like to be present also on 2017 EAAE Congress in Parma (and other events).

We look forward to working with you in the year to come, but first let us wish you a Merry Christmas! May this time be decorated with cheer and filled with peace. Have a wonderful holiday and Happy New Year!

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Paweł Chmieliński

European Rural Development Network