The CEDRA Conference ‘The Future of Rural Society: Opportunities for Rural Economic Development’ is now free of charge.
Monday 10th June
National University of Ireland Maynooth
The conference is an associated event of the Irish Presidency of the Council of the EU and will also help mark the 25th Anniversary for the first EU Rural Development Strategy ‘The Future of Rural Society’.
The primary objective of the conference is to engage with delegates to establish their views on how to secure the future of rural society. Findings from the Commission’s research and public consultation phase will be discussed. The conference will also have a range of international and national speakers, which will allow for comparisons between rural policies. Topics in the agenda include; drivers for economic change and supporting rural enterprise.
The conference programme is now online at www.ruralireland.ie
To book a place at the conference, please register through http://ruralireland.ie/index.php/cedra-conference-2013
The Commission for the Economic Development of Rural Areas (CEDRA) was established to conduct a comprehensive research exercise and produce a detailed report that will inform the medium term economic development of rural areas for the period to 2025.
Established by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government in October 2012, the Commission will summit a report that will advise the Government on the practical steps needed to ensure that rural Ireland contributes to and benefits from economic recovery.
CEDRA is supported by Teagasc, Department of Environment, Community and Local Government, Western Development Commission and the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine.
For more information visit www.ruralireland.ie or call (01) 8059976
Westmeath VEC have announced a Youth Grant scheme which supports voluntary youth club activities at a local level.
This scheme is funded by the proceeds of the National Lottery, the Youth Affairs Unit (YAU), Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) and administered locally by Vocational Education Committees (VECs).
Westmeath Community Development's Traveller Project will host a photography exhibition to coincide with Traveller Pride Week 2013, the exhibition will be held in the Atrium of Westmeath County Council Buildings starting today Monday 20th May at 11am and will run until Friday 24th May.
This exhibition will be a celebration of Traveller culture and will highlight the positive aspects of Traveller community.