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EU-RURAL TOURISM

This project, launched in September 2022, aims to help micro and nano SMEs in the tourism sector through the structure of a Eurocluster – ERT. Traditionally based on local or regional demand, this sector has now the opportunity to extend markets by working together on a transnational base in the Eurocluster Rural Tourism – ERT. 

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CO-GREEN

Community-based action for a green transition. The CO-GREEN action develops an intervention model that supports community development in ecological transition, incorporating the values, principles and sustainable practices that characterise the Green Deal.

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REGINA Project

Euracademy Association has joined REGINA Project, and is now taking actions for Regenerative Agriculture! REGINA is an Erasmus+ Cooperation partnership project, started in November 2021, with the participation of 5 European countries (Greece, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy and Ireland) and 8 project partners.

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About us

History

A multi-national, inter-disciplinary team of university teachers, researchers and consultants of rural development worked together for 3 years in the Euracademy project with the central aim to promote in a real, practical and substantial way the sustainable development processes in rural areas.

They developed and piloted with great success two educational packages including Summer Academies, Distance Learning courses and publications. 

In this context, the project partners have decided to formally establish a non-profit membership organisation to take forward and expand the philosophy and activities of the project. 

The Euracademy Association was formally launched during the end-of-project conference in November 2003 in Hungary. 

Vision

The core vision of the Euracademy Association is to promote capacity building in rural areas and mobilise animators and managers of rural development by offering them the opportunity to improve their skills, widen their experience, expand their professional qualifications, starting a personal itinerary of lifelong learning and providing ample space for networking and cooperation in the framework of European projects.

Objectives

The Euracademy Association aims to provide a mix of different “learning resources” to the learner, via the internet, manuals, face-to-face learning in Summer Academies, practical work and networking.

Organise seminars, conferences and exhibitions addressing issues relating to capacity building and sustainable rural development.

Undertake research and studies on sustainable rural development issues, with a view of building up a body of knowledge on this theme. 

Take a practical work on account of, or in collaboration with, national and international organisations, including the European Commission.

Influence the process of sustainable rural development at this crucial moment of the substantial enlargement of the European Union.

The Board

The Association’s Board of Directors

Fouli Papageorgiou

President

Greece

Iren Kukorelli

Vice-President

Hungary

Patricia Honvari

General Secretary

Hungary

Zorair Kirakosian

Treasurer

Armenia

Ryan Howard

Member

Ireland

Rok Mihelič

Member

Slovenia

Tamara Urbančič

Member

Slovenia

Activities

Summer Academies

Projects

Taking part in trans-national projects is an integral part of Euracademy’s activity that builds its capacity as an organisation, its expertise, its exposure across Europe, and its membership.

Online Seminars

The 1st Online Seminar of Euracademy Association has taken place in 3rd March 2021.

On the theme of:
“Regenerative and Biodiversity Enriching Agriculture”

Distance learning

Summer Academies were adapted to distance learning format and uploaded in a specially The Thematic Guides used in the three first constructed platform. Distance Learning Courses were run in English and other languages

Conferences

Latest conference:

EMRA “Animation of Rural Development – A new Profession?”

Interantional Conference

Chania, Greece

7-9 June 2012.

Other Activites

The association has several other activities like:

  • Awareness raising seminars
  • European cooperative Masters programme on Rural Animation
  • Networking the rural – targeting networks