The 19th edition of EU Regions Week ‘Together for Recovery’ with its 300 sessions and side events will be held virtually from 10th to 14th of October 2021. The European Week of Regions and Cities is an annual four-day event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance.
During the Event NEFERTITI project jointly with other partners will organize online workshop on “THE ROLE OF DEMO FARMS IN THE AGRICULTURAL KNOWLEDGE AND INNOVATION SYSTEMS: A POLICY PERSPECTIVE”.
The workshop will be held on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM CET. The participation is free of charge.
The Online workshop will emphasize the importance of peer-to-peer learning in agri-food innovation uptake, building on the experience of the NEFERTITI project. On-Farm demonstrations and peer-to-peer learning are essential to ensure new and innovative solutions and are widely deployed and adopted by farmers and the farming sector. With a strong commitment under the new Green Deal, European Farmers and the farming sector at large face ambitious environmental and sustainability targets.
The workshop is intended to make a strong contribution to the improvement and broader adoption of policy tools at the national and regional levels.
The session builds on the experience of three Horizon 2020 projects (NEFERTITI, which will run until 09.2022; AGRIDEMO and PLAID). This “family” of H2020 projects has provided the basis for an interconnected European community of Demonstration Farms. Nevertheless, there is still a gap in how policies support the role of Demo farms and several practical and legal issues continue to hinder the broad adoption of the concept in peer-to-peer learning facilities for farmers.
The workshop provides relevant opportunities for Regional and Local policymakers to understand the importance of, and the need to support Demo Farms, providing interactive discussion with some outstanding hands-on examples from the practice.
Except the NEFERTITI project organizers are: Municipality of Westland (NL), South Ostrobothnia (FI), Tuscany (IT), Zuid-Holland (NL), Noord Holland (NL), North East Romania (RO), Pays de la Loire (FR) and Central Macedonia (GR).
The registration is now open! Please find the direct link to the session in Swapcard and register here.