Four regional workshops will be organised in the course of the project.
1st Regional Workshop of the Smart Rural 21 project (Tomaszyn, Poland)
‘Smart, Prosperous & Resilient Rural Communities’
Online sessions on 12 – 14 September 2021
The purpose of the workshop is to present the outcomes of the Smart Rural 21 project as well as smart village approaches and solutions, with particular focus on prosperous and resilient rural communities, regenerative agriculture & farm-to-fork strategy.
12 September (9-17h) – Tomaszyn BioTech Conference & Smart Villages
Presentations on Future of Farming, What the Green Deal supposed to be?, The Role and Place of Agriculture in the 21st Century, The Advantage of Organic Farming, Is Hemp the Future of Organic Farm Construction?, Regenerative Agriculture, Supporting innovation in Poland and the EU.
Presentations of Smart Rural 21 villages
See detailed programme of the BioTech Conference here!
This session will be live streamed on YouTube. No prior registration is needed.
13 September (10-12h) – Virtual Visit: Walking around in Tomaszyn
Covid-19 has prevented us to visit other places and learn about their experiences at first hand.
We won’t let Covid stand in the way of visiting each other!
While many interested people do not have the possibility to travel to Tomaszyn, this experimental session will allow you to walk around in the village with Piotr Ostaszewski (Ostoja Natury) and Edina Ocsko (Smart Rural 21 Project), learn about Ostoja Natury’s innovative & smart solutions in regenerative agriculture & get answers to your questions in real time.
Follow the visit & ask your questions on YouTube. No prior registration is needed.
You can find more about Ostoja Natury’s approach here!
14 September (10-12.30h) – Smart Villages Support: Workshop & discussion
Welcome & introduction of the session by Mr Jorge Pinto Antunes, Member of Cabinet Commissioner Janusz WOJCIECHOWSKI
- Lessons from the Smart Rural 21 project – Edina Ocsko, SR21 Project coordinator
- Smart Villages support framework in the EU – Stefan Jensen, Policy Officer, European Commission)
- Smart Villages support in Poland – Joanna Gierulska (Director, Ministry of Agriculture)
- The business model and financing of smart villages – Piotr Ostaszewski (Head of Ostoja Natury)
- Support provided by the Smart Rural 21 project to Tomaszyn (Poland), Aldo Vargas (National expert of SR21 project)
Panel discussion on ‘Enabling Smart Village through an effective support framework’ moderated by Edina Ocsko (SR21 Project Coordinator)
This session is primarily targeted at those involved in shaping Smart Villages policies. Participation is subject to registration here!