Generational renewal relates to the level of young people, and more broadly new generations, living and working in farming and rural areas. It is a key part of the sustainability challenge facing European rural areas and farms.
We need to better understand the key levers to support improved rural generational renewal and regeneration, as well as the barriers inhibiting this process.
This conference will present research conducted in the Irish context on this topic as part of the wider European Horizon 2020 RURALIZATION project, as well as reflect on the policy implications of the results.
The discussion will engage with the issue of farm generational renewal and the wider question of facilitating new generations in rural areas.
This online conference is co-hosted by the RURALIZATION project at the University of Galway Rural Studies Centre and the Rural Voices seminar series.
Established in conjunction with the Department of Rural and Community Development, Rural Voices provides a platform for Irish academics and key rural stakeholders to present their research or rural projects; network with others engaged in a similar space, both within and beyond academia and to initiate discussions around key rural issues.