Webinar on impact of COVID-19 on young people in EU rural and urban areas15 September, 2020 - All day - 15 September, 2020 -
On 15th September 2020 the first grassroots event was organized: ‘Webinar – Impact of COVID-19 in EU rural and urban areas’ with a special focus on young people. This first webinar counted with the participation of EC representatives, EU networks like Rural Youth Europe and the European Youth Forum, and other H2020 projects such as RURITAGE and NEWBIE. At the same time, participants had the opportunity to hear directly from young people how COVID-19 impacted them and how they adapted and transformed their businesses and life to cope with the global health crisis.
The webinar was organized by the project partner Consulta Europa Projects and Innovation, responsible for the communication and dissemination of project activities, in collaboration with the members of the consortium.
The webinar was an opportunity to bring together different types of relevant actors for the EU rural environment: On the one hand, some of the projects from the H2020 portfolio that are currently working for rural growth, as well as one of the main groups of EU rural stakeholders, which are also strongly targeted in RURALIZATION, the farmers and especially the young farmers who shared their stories of resilience. On the other hand, relevant European institutions such as those representing the rural youth sector, Rural Youth Europe and European Youth Forum, as well as representatives of the EC, who shared the current and upcoming EU policy response focused on rural development and the youth.