European Rural Development Network X. Conference 2012
Poznań University of Life Sciences
Knowledge as a factor of rural areas development
Poznań – Zielonka, Poland, 17–20 October 2012
The European Rural Development Network (ERDN) is a networking community of experts in the field of rural areas particularly in Central-Eastern Europe (www.erdn.eu). They effort in investigation rural processes across Europe provide extensive knowledge needed to understand what is the meaning of agricultural development. The originally agriculture sector orientation is strongly moving toward rural space policies. This process is reflected in changing paradigms of rural development considered as a base for policy and strategic planning formulation. The current EU development strategy, “Europe 2020 – A strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth” underline the role of knowledge in stimulation economic growth and increase in employment. Namely the smart, sustainable and supporting social inclusion growth was added to the three main priorities of the economic growth of Europe. The concept of smart development includes the continuation of the need for strengthening sectors of economy based on knowledge and the promoting of innovation. On the other hand the sustainable-development priority has underlined the need to transform the economy towards technologies more friendly to the natural environment indicating direction of agriculture sector development.
Priorities in the area of social development would stress the need for economic development towards high employment, and securing social and territorial cohesion that is directly linked with the rural and urban disparities. In the strategy the process of the transformation of the European economy through the implementation of energy- and material-efficient technologies works as an engine for economic growth. However the differences between stage of development between rural areas indicate different need for knowledge and it transfer. The ERDN community poses extensive knowledge of rural processes that would support effectiveness of knowledge transfer to food sector and rural areas. Different scientific backgrounds and cross national origin of ERDN experts provides complex and interdisciplinary quality solutions. Submitted proposals of papers related with the process of knowledge transfer to food sector and rural areas provide us evidence that we have interesting research in this field. Among provided papers distinction between theoretical and practical works can be made. Similarly there are papers dealing with phenomena related to EU policies implementation.
Submitted proposals of papers related with the process of knowledge transfer to food sector and rural areas provide us evidence that we have interesting research in this field. Among provided papers distinction between theoretical and practical works can be made. Similarly there are papers dealing with phenomena related to EU policies implementation.
- Professor Walenty Poczta
- Professor Andrzej Kowalski
- Dr Agnieszka Baer-Nawrocka, PULS
- Dr Wawrzyniec Czubak, PULS
- Dr Arkadiusz Sadowski, PULS
- Dr Zbigniew Floriańczyk, ERDN, IAFE-NRI
- Dr Paweł Chmieliński, ERDN, IAFE-NRI
Secretary of the Conference
Dr Paweł Chmieliński
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