European Rural Development Network 

 Institute of Agricultural Economics and Information Prague, Czech Republic

 

XVII European Rural
Development Network Conference

24-26.09.2019,

Velké Bílovice, Czech Republic

 

 

CAP 2021+: balanced development among the dimensions of rural sustainability

Hosted by Institute of Agriculture Economics and Information Prague

http://www.iaei.cz

 

Key deadlines:

  • Abstract submissions: 30 June 2019 (closed in mid-July)
  • Notification of acceptance: 15 July 2019 (22 July)
  • Conference: 24-26 September 2019.
  • Publication of full papers in Rural Areas and Development, 17(2020): Spring-2020.

Conference email: 17erdn2019@gmail.com

Abstracts template: Template.docx

Call text: 17ERDN2019Call.pdf

Objectives

The main objective of this conference is to advance international knowledge transfer and scientific cooperation in the field of rural development and agriculture. The topic is highly relevant in the context of the current preparation of the new Common Agricultural Politicy (CAP) 2021+.

CAP aims to integrate agricultural and rural development, bringing together various sectors of the rural economy and emphasizing the social and environmental context of the measures´ complexities. It addresses the following common EU priorities: (1) fostering knowledge transfer and innovation in agriculture, forestry and rural areas; (2) enhancing the viability and competitiveness of all types of agriculture and promoting innovative farm technologies and sustainable forest management; (3) promoting food chain organisation, animal welfare and risk management in agriculture; (4) restoring, preserving and enhancing ecosystems related to agriculture and forestry; (5) promoting resource efficiency and supporting the shift toward a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy in the agriculture, food and forestry sectors; and (6) promoting social inclusion, poverty reduction and economic development in rural areas.

This large scope has certain advantages, but also disadvantages. On the one hand, CAP support has the potential to create synergies in rural areas, but, on the other hand, supporting a particular issue can lead to others being disadvantaged. A focus on only economic profit can lead to ecological damage and neglect of the social dimension of rural development. Without economic viability, however, sustainable life in rural areas and care for the environment would not be possible. The conference will focus on these synergies and trade-offs between economic growth, ecological sustainability and social dimensions as well as the role of CAP in balancing support of all of them. The aim is to present the lessons learned from current CAP design and describe future visions of balanced CAP support.  CAP strives for synergy between business development, nature conservation and social development. Therefore, the contributions shall be devoted to the relationships between these dimensions of sustainable development.

The main question that shall be discussed at the ERDN Conference 2019

How the future CAP can address and balance the development of three dimensions of the rural sustainability (environmental sustainability, economic growth and social cohesion)?

There are synergies and trade-offs between policy measures, eg. support of some particular field/area can lead to disadvantages of other. The question “How and what will be supported?” is a political decision but one should stress that EU is strongly promoting the evidence-based policy making, where research outcomes are behind implementation of particular policy measures. Considering these drivers, the conference aims to show the pros and cons of CAP and make use of the lessons we can learn from current experience.

Contributions shall focus on the relationship between economics and the environment, the environment and social cohesion as well as between social cohesion and economics.

The topics for the presentation are divided into three sections:

  1. a) Trade-offs between economic growth and ecological sustainability (section one)
  2. b) Trade-offs between social cohesion and ecological sustainability (section two)
  3. c) Trade-offs between economic growth and social cohesion (section three).

Submission of abstracts

Abstracts should be between 200 and 900 words in length and should be sent to: 17erdn2019@gmail.com. Each abstract will be double-blind peer reviewed for inclusion in the conference programme by members of the conference Scientific Board.

Abstracts template: Template.docx

Presentations

All speakers will have an oral presentation of up to 15 minutes which can be accompanied by slides in PowerPoint® format. The conference will be held in English without translation facilities. During the conference we will discuss all of them, agree and prepare a policy brief.

Further details

There is no conference fee but participants are expected to pay their own hotel accommodation costs (approx. 60 EUR per single and 75 EUR per double room).

The conference will take place in Hotel Academia Velké Bílovice

Address

Hotel Akademie Velké Bílovice
Zahradní 1295
691 02  Velké Bílovice
Czech Republic

GPS: 48.8472814N, 16.8971994E

How to get to the venue by car?
From Prague (240 km), Ostrava (195 km) and Brno (50 km) – take the highway D1 / D2 / exit 41 (Velké Bílovice – Podivín/Lednice), follow the route indicators (with logo Hotel Akademie). The hotel is located about 3 km from exit 41.
From Bratislava (80 km) – take the highway D2 / exit 41, (Velké Bílovice – Podivín/Lednice), follow the route indicators (with logo Hotel Akademie). The hotel is located about 3 km from exit 41.
From Vienna (90 km) – A5 from Vienna, switch to B47 to Reintal, cross the boarder and then route Nr. 55 to Břeclav (CZ). Then either by local route number 425 or take the highway D2 from Břeclav / exit 41, follow the route indicators (with logo Hotel Akademie)

How to get to the venue by train?
Velké Bílovice is not far from Břeclav, a town with train station where stop all international trains from Prague, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest or Kraków.
The organizers will pick the participants up at the train station in Břeclav, this will be organised within the registration procedure.

Scientific and Organizing Committees

Scientific Committee:

  • Agnieszka Baer-Nawrocka, Poznan University of Life Sciences, Poland
  • Szabolcs Biró, Research Institute of Agricultural Economics, Hungary
  • Paweł Chmieliński, European Rural Development Network and IAFE-NRI, Poland
  • Wawrzyniec Czubak, Poznan University of Life Sciences, Poland
  • Andrew Fieldsend, Research Institute of Agricultural Economics, Hungary
  • Róbert Garay , Research Institute of Agricultural Economics, Hungary
  • Tomáš Hlavsa, Institute of Agricultural Economics and Information, Czech Republic
  • Ewa Kiryluk-Dryjska, Poznan University of Life Sciences, Poland
  • Andrzej Kowalski, Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics – National Research Institute IAFE-NRI, Poland
  • Vladimir Szekely, Academy of Sciences, Slovakia
  • Marie Štolbová, Institute of Agricultural Economics and Information, Czech Republic
  • Marie Trantinová, Institute of Agricultural Economics and Information, Czech Republic
  • Monica Tudor, Academy of Sciences, Institute of Agricultural Economics, Romania
  • Klaus Wagner, Federal Institute of Agricultural Economics, Austria
  • Barbara Wieliczko, Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics – National Research Institute, Poland
  • Marek Wigier, Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics – National Research Institute, Poland
  • Dan Marius Voicilas, Academy of Sciences, Institute of Agricultural Economics, Romania

Organizing Committee (Institute of Agricultural Economics and Information – IAEI):

  • Tomáš Hlavsa
  • Ondřej Chaloupka
  • Marta Mrnuštík Konečná
  • Marie Šimpachová Pechrová
  • Marie Trantinová
  • Edita Turková

Contact

Marie Trantinová, Tomáš Hlavsa
Institute of Agricultural Economics and Information Prague
Mánesova 75
120 00 Prague, Czech Republic
Tel: +420 736 484 232 (Marie Trantinová),  +420 776 349 412 (Tomáš Hlavsa)

Conference email: 17erdn2019@gmail.com

Best wishes,

dr Marie Trantinová, Institute of Agricultural Economics and Information Prague

dr Paweł Chmieliński, ERDN