On 13 September from 14:00 to 15:30 CEST, the Policy Learning Platform is organising a webinar on supporting the rural green transition.

Rural areas make a unique and important contribution to our economy and way of life but are often left out of low-carbon planning and strategies. However, their transition must be supported taking into account also of their distinct challenges such as declining and aging populations, fewer economic and social opportunities, and low population densities which make infrastructure and service provision a particular challenge.

The green transition can help to bring many benefits to rural areas and also tackle these challenges, with new service provision and socio-economic and environmental practices. The transition will involve tackling a wide number of areas, however, including renewable energy and energy efficiency, waste management, mobility, a sustainable agri-food sector, and ecosystem service support.

Join this webinar to discover the main challenges faced by rural areas and learn from good practices identified by the Interreg Europe community and beyond.

What you can expect

Keynote presentation by Linda Zardo, from the Università IUAV di Venezia (IRENES Project) on the role of rural areas in the low-carbon transition

Presentation by Manolis Karampinis, from CERTH (BECoop project) on supporting tools for bioenergy communities

Presentation by Alexandros Papachatzis from the University of Thessaly (MED Greenhouses) on Green Growth through the capitalisation of innovative greenhouses

Presentation by Manfred Mair from Regions Management Osttirol (LAST MILE project) on East Tyrol Rural and Small Town Mobility

 Get your questions ready, we look forward to seeing you there!