The first event in the Rural Conversations Series was held in NUIG on 8 November. The report and podcast from the event are now available.
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Rural Conversations was a series of three stakeholder roundtable events produced in collaboration with the Department of Rural and Community Development. The series provided a discussion forum for rural development stakeholders and took place in three cluster regions: the west, the north-east and the south-east. The three separate themes discussed at the individual cluster venues were economic development, social cohesion, and sustainable rural communities.
Each conversation stimulated suggestions from a variety of rural, regional and national stakeholders attending the conversations. Each event was audio recorded a rapporteur’s report was published with the findings and suggestion which will be used to help inform rural policy. The podcasts and reports which are published currently are available via the links below.