Building Sustainable, Resilient and Thriving Rural Places

 The OECD and the Government of Ireland proudly hosted the 13th OECD Rural Development Policy Conference  in Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan. The close of the conference delivered the Cavan-OECD Roadmap on Strengthening Rural Resilience against Global Challenges.

The Cavan-OECD Roadmap

The 13th OECD Rural Development Conference has concluded with the delivery of the Cavan-OECD Roadmap on Strengthening Rural Resilience against Global Challenges. The 2-day Conference  convened around 500 delegates from 30 OECD countries, including Government ministers, senior policy makers and stakeholders in the rural sector. 

PRE-CONFERENCE FORUM

Conference Session Highlights

Sep 28, 2022
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Cranaghan

Opening of the Formal Conference

Sep 28, 2022
1:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Cranaghan

Responding to Short and Long-term Shocks: Building more Resilient Rural Places

The COVID-19 crisis and the recent war in Ukraine have brought new challenges to rural places, in particular related to food and energy security. In addition, rural places must also address...
Economic
Sep 28, 2022
3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Cranaghan

Beyond Recovery: Remote Work and Opportunities For Rural Communities

COVID-19 has accelerated the digitalisation of working and social interactions. Remote working brings a number of benefits to rural places including the potential to reduce transport-related...
Economic
Sep 28, 2022
3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Erne

Strategies to Empower, Attract and Keep Youth in Rural Areas

Rural communities across OECD countries often struggle to attract and retain young people and support them in their ambitions. How can rural communities better meet the needs of this younger...
Social
Sep 28, 2022
3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Woodford

The Rural Agenda for Climate Action: Leveraging Climate and Circular Bio-Economy Opportunities in...

The bio-economy produces and converts renewable biological resources and waste streams into value-added products, such as food, feed, bio-based products as well as bioenergy. It has the potential to...
Environmental
Sep 28, 2022
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Cranaghan

Youth Panel - Young as Future Leaders in Rural Communities

Young people are the future of rural communities. It is vital that their views are heard and understood as part of rural development policy-making so that rural communities are attractive places for...
Social

OECD Work on Rural Development

The OECD Rural Development Conference Series, overseen by OECD’s Regional Development Policy Committee (RDPC) and its Working Party on Rural Policy, was first initiated in 2002. The series provides the premier international forum for policy officials, experts, private sector representatives and civil society, to engage in dialogue whilst strengthening existing networks and fostering knowledge-sharing on rural policies across the OECD and partner countries. This regular dialogue, comprising stakeholders of all levels, has helped shape OECD work on rural development leading to the definition and measurement of the performance of rural regions, the evaluation of rural policies amongst OECD member countries and a number of thematic studies on rural development. 

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