Myth : Rural areas are all about agriculture

Rural communities are increasingly thriving and diverse. Only 9% of all employment in rural areas comes from agriculture. Services now account for 56% of rural employment and 65% of the economic value. You're more likely to meet IT people than farmers

Events

  • 29 November 2016

    Briefing Breakfast briefing with Pierre Schellekens Deputy Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Cañete & Mercedes Bresso, MEP

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  • 22 March 2016

    The Power of Heat 2016 - COGEN Europe Annual Conference and Gala Awards Dinner

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  • 16 March 2016

    Women between the urban and rural area – The success story

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  • 15 March 2016

    Jobs potential of public services in the rural areas

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  • 3 February 2016

    Micro-CHP day at Cnam

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  • 10 December 2015

    Harnessing community power: how can local authorities support decentralized energy projects?

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  • 10 December 2015

    Regions and Climate Change: a major challenge for local communities

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  • 9 December 2015

    Multi-Level Climate Governance: An integrated analysis of National, Regional and Local Policies

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  • 8 December 2015

    Flagship event on cities and regions - The globalisation of the Covenant of Mayors

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  • 7 December 2015

    Renewables Working Together: Renewables Systems & Synergies

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  • 5 December 2015

    Pathways to sustainable mobility through local, national and global action

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  • 4 December 2015

    Community energy: accelerating sustainable energy roll-out in Europe

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  • 4 December 2015

    Climate Summit of Local Leaders

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  • 4 December 2015

    How energy efficiency cuts costs for a 2-degree future

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  • 19 November 2015

    Civil society, cities and regions preparing for the COP21 and beyond

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  • 27 October 2015

    The Power of Heat: Delivering high-efficiency, local energy solutions

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  • 12 October 2015

    OPEN DAYS- 13th European Week of Regions and Cities

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  • 15 October 2015

    CLIMATE AND ENERGY OUTLOOK: Policy challenges and choices that will shape our common future

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  • 24 September 2015

    A “Bridge to 2025”: Delivering the Energy Union

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  • 14 September 2015

    Info Day on the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-2017 ‘Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy’

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  • 23 June 2014

    EU Sustainable Energy Week

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  • 26 June 2014

    Save your energy! for a F.R.E.E. networking cocktail...

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  • 17 June 2014

    ECOREGIONS Final Conference

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  • 15 April 2014

    Renovate Europe - Brussels launch of 2 reports on Financing Energy Efficiency in Buildings

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  • 9 April 2014

    Workshop: Clean Energy Hybrid Mini-grids in Remote Areas - an Investment Opportunity

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  • 7 November 2013

    Europe's energy outlook: Heading in the right direction?

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  • 5 November 2013

    Breakfast Briefing with Professor Danuta Hübner, MEP

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  • 7 October 2013

    OPEN DAYS 2013 - European Week of Regions and Cities

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  • 3 October 2013

    The European Smart Grid Conference 2013

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  • 24 June 2013

    EUSEW 2013 Sustainable Energy Week

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  • 27 June 2013

    The Regional Dimension – Financing Energy Projects in Rural Areas

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  • 26 June 2013

    Innovation in energy efficiency buildings and districts for smart built environment

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  • 17 June 2013

    Small PV-Applications: Rural Electrification and Commercial Use

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  • 4 June 2013

    Green Week 2013

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  • 5 June 2013

    Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE)

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  • 1 May 2013

    European Solar Days

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  • 22 April 2013

    4th European Conference on Renewable Heating and Cooling

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  • 5 March 2013

    IREEN and FREE Workshop on ICT Roadmap to Energy Efficient Neighborhoods

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  • 27 February 2013

    World Sustainable Energy Days

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  • 13 November 2012

    BioEnergy Decentral – the global meeting place for decentralized energy supply

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  • 25 October 2012

    EU Financing for Energy Efficiency and Renewables in Public Projects

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  • 17 October 2012

    RENEXPO 2ND International Energy Trade Fair for Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency

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  • 8 October 2012

    Open Days 2012 - European Week of Regions and Cities

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  • 18 June 2012

    Sustainable Energy Week

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  • 21 June 2012

    EUSEW 2012: Energy Efficiency in Buildings – Quizzing the Stakeholders

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  • 19 June 2012

    Energy Solutions in rural and mountain areas

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  • 18 June 2012

    Towards an energy positive water sector: challenges and opportunities for innovation in the European Regions

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  • 3 May 2012

    COGEN Europe Annual Conference & Dinner

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  • 2 March 2012

    EEB and Birdlife Europe Conference in Denmark "The new CAP: The right path to sustainable farming?”

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  • 31 January 2012

    The European Union Moving Towards a European Energy Community

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  • 6 December 2011

    Innovation for Sustainable & Productive European Agriculture

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  • 5 December 2011

    Thematic Structured Dialogue on the structural funds regulations 2014 - 2020

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  • 29 November 2011

    How can we diversify the economy in mountain areas?

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  • 17 November 2011

    Cohesion Policy and catching-up regions

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  • 18 November 2011

    Sustainable energy for the rural village environment (SERVE) conference

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  • 27 October 2011

    Local Renewables Conference

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  • 19 October 2011

    European Congress of Rural Municipalities

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  • 18 October 2011

    Cogeneration Days 2011

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  • 19 October 2011

    The role of the EU budget in achieving the 2020 energy & climate targets

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  • 12 October 2011

    Using Structural and Cohesion Funds to Achieve the 2020 Energy & Climate Targets

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  • 11 October 2011

    Renovate Europe Day

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  • 26 September 2011

    Creating a bio-Energy Economy in the Highlands

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  • 21 September 2011

    Rural Energy Day 2011

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