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Cork 2.0: European Conference on Rural Development

Cork 2.0: European Conference on Rural Development

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Cork 2.0: European Conference on Rural Development

The European Conference on Rural Development in Cork on 5-6 September 2016 was organised by the European Commission. 300 policy makers and other groups involved in rural development discussed the current and future challenges of farming and rural areas, as well as potential policy responses. The conference set up the "Cork 2.0 declaration", succeeding the "Cork declaration" (1996).

The Cork Declaration 2.0

Opening speeches

  • Phil Hogan, Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Dinner - Key-note speech by Gunter Pauli, Author of the Blue Economy



Plenary: reporting from the groups


Panel on innovative and alternative delivery mechanisms  

  • Doug O'Brien, Senior Policy Advisor for Rural Affairs with the White House Domestic Policy Council
  • Werner Schmidt, Director, Environment and Sustainable Territorial Development, European Investment Bank (EIB)
  • Janez Potočnik, Co-Chair of the International Resource Panel (IRP), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)



Closing session


Presentation of a new Cork Declaration



Recordings and photogalleries



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Cork 2.0 action plan

Looking ahead: the Cork 2.0 declaration

More about the 118 national/regional Rural Development Programmes for 2014-2020


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