Dear Friends,

This is to announce that we are in progress in organising the XVI ERDN Conference devoted to:

CAP 2020+: experiences and ideas for future rural areas and development,

17-18-19.09.2018, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

that will be hosted by University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine.


The call for papers will be announced in mid-May.

Proposed deadline for abstract submission: 15 June, 2018.

Notification of acceptance: 31 June, 2018.

Conference: 17-19 September, 2018.

Policy Brief: November, 2018.

Publication of full papers in Rural Areas and Development, 16(2019): Spring-2019.

As this is the time, when the final discussion about the future CAP is in run in Europe, and mostly concerns issues related to agricultural development, ERDN community would like to contribute to this discussion with perspective of rural systems and local development.

The conference presentations, papers and discussion will lead to ERDN Policy Brief with recommendations for future CAP and especially to Pillar II of rural policy.

Each presenter will be asked to end her/his presentation with one (more general) recommendation for development of rural areas post 2020, that should be evidence-based recommendation, coming from own, present and past research. During the conference we will discuss all of them, agree and prepare a policy brief. Therefore it is very welcomed to include such a propositions also in abstracts sent to the conference call. Please, think, prepare and come back soon for more information.. 🙂

Best wishes,

Paweł Chmieliński and Head of Conference Committees: Prof. Cristina Bianca POCOL, PhD, Rural Economy, Department of Animal Production and Food Safety, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Responsible of Francophone Office, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine in Cluj-Napoca