The RUMORE project approaches its climax, the finalisation of action plans in phase 1 and the start of their implementation in phase 2. For this reason, the Office for Regional Development Lüneburg hosts the phase 1 closing event on 22nd-24th October 2019 in Lüneburg. The event is a mix of conference, interregional learning event and study visit, as well as a partnership internal working session.

On 22nd the public conference takes part, among the guests and keynote speakers the Minister for Federal and European Affairs and Regional Development of Lower Saxony, Birgit Honé, the Commissioner for regional Development Lüneburg, Monika Scherf, and Jakob Richter from the Metropolitan Region Hamburg. The audience will learn inter alia about the project results and recommendations, and about insights from the OECD Territorial Review of the Metropolitan Region Hamburg.

The 23rd October will see a study visit / living lab through the Lüneburg region, including learning and discussions at innovative stops such as the start up and innovation centre ISI Buchholz, the fruit-growing centre Jork with related institutes, the world's first hydrogen-powered passenger train and bottom-up rural-urban initiatives. The 24th is reserved for partnership internal issues in the famous Libeskind-building of the Leuphana University.

We welcome all stakeholders from the partner regions, as well as further innovation actors from different EU-wide institutions and networks. And we look very much forward to sharing learnings, and getting to know more insights for innovation and rural-urban cooperation!

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