MEETINGS – CONFERENCES, SEMINARS AND NATIONAL TECHNICAL MEETINGS
The National Rural Development Network (NRDN) was officially launched on September 24, 2008, once with the first meeting of the National Steering Committee of the NRDN (NSC).
Besides the experts from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the participants to the meeting were representatives of the main groups of actors involved in the rural development process (ministries, governmental agencies, local and regional authorities, universities, research institutes, museums, civil and non-profit organisations, Local Action Groups, ethnic and minority groups, small and medium enterprises etc.).
The goal of the reunion was the validation of the Regulation regarding the Organisation and Functioning of the NSC of the NRDN, of the Action Plan and of the List of the members of the NRDN.
Within the NRDN, the Support Unit of the Network (SUN) shall be constituted, whose main purpose will be that of offering support for the accomplishment of all the activities proposed for the efficient implementation of the National Rural Development Programme. Also, the SUN will identify the events that are going to take place in Romania or abroad, that may offer important opportunities for exchanging ideas and experience in the field of rural development.
Furthermore, the NRDN members that want to cooperate in order to develop entrepreneurial activities within the context of the NRDP will be supported, for activities such as: the promotion of traditional products, the creation and functioning of the producer groups or the improvement and promotion of tourism-related facilities and services.