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Enhancing Rural Innovation Capacity and Performance

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On 5 December 2018, the Policy Learning Platform hosted a workshop on enhancing rural innovation capacity and performance in Hamburg. (Concept and moderation by Carl Arvid Dahlöf and Marc Pattinson, Thematic Experts in research and innovation.)

The workshop aimed to bring together stakeholders and relevant experts to share experiences, good practices and exploit synergies to enhance policy learning. This workshop focused on rural innovation stakeholders and attracted 26 practitioners, including 18 representatives of Interreg Europe projects, experts from the OECD, DG AGRI and the JRC S3 Thematic Platform for Agri-Food. During the workshop, the latest practices in enhancing rural innovation capacity and performance were discussed. 

Explore the follow-up brief for highlights, good practices and recommendations for future steps.

Below you will find the presentations that were showcased throughout the day.

Agenda and presentations

The workshop started with an introductory presentation on policy challenges and exchanges of experiences by Erwin Siweris, the Programme Director of Interreg Europe.

  • It was followed by a presentation on by Monika Scherf, head of the regional development office of Lüneburg.

Throughout the workshop, numerous good practices were shared, access the presentations below.


Group picture after conference

Explore the key learnings from this workshop in the follow-up brief.