Conference Programme

Conference Programme*

Conference Events: November 20th to 22nd 2019.

Conference Venue: Gervais Centre, Nikole Tesle 5, Opatija, Croatia

Tuesday, 19th November

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Arrival of Participants

19:00 - 21:00

Dinner at Hotels

Wednesday, 20th November

08:00 - 09:00

Registration of Participants
Gervais Centre - Lobby

09:00 – 10:00

Opening Ceremony
Gervais Centre - Central Hall

10:00 – 16:30

Plenary session
Gervais Centre - Central Hall

10:00 – 10:30

The story of LEADER

- unfolding of LEADER from its beginning to the establishment of the LEADER Observatory and some challenges for the future

 

Yves Champetier
The European Association for Information on Local Development (AEIDL)

10:30 – 11:15

Institutionalization and perspectives of LEADER-CLLD

- position and observed impacts of LEADER within the current framework. The role of LEADER in the new rural agenda.

 

Karolina Jasinska - Muehleck
Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI), European Commission

11:15 – 11:45

Coffee break and Networking at the SEE LEADER Fair

11:45 – 12:30

The story of fisheries CLLD and FARNET

- Why was it created? What/where the ideas behind? What are the developments since then (the shift between 07-13 and 14-20 period), when CLLD for all ESIF emerged. Impacts on the territories, for small-scale fishing and the local communities.

 

Pedro Brosei
Fisheries Areas Network (FARNET), European Commission

12:30 – 13:15

LEADER as an object of scientific inquiry: overview on the research on LEADER and CLLD

- An overview on the research done on LEADER with a focus on its major results and future perspectives. An outlook of its relevance to the practitioners community and the differences of LEADER observed through scientific research done in different EU member states.

 

Prof.Dr.Sc. Pascal Chevalier
Faculty of Human Sciences & Environmental Sciences, University Paul-Valéry, France

13:15 – 15:00 

Lunch break at Gervais Centre
Networking at the SEE LEADER Fair / Cooperation projects exhibition / LAG2LAG meetings / Poster presentation

15:00 – 15:45

Unfolding of LEADER in New Members States. Greatest challenges and future perspectives

- An overview of LEADER and CLLD implementation in the New Member states with a focus on Croatia and Slovenia. The major challenges faced and the solutions found (or not) to overcome these challenges.

 

Bojana Markotic Krstinic, LEADER Network Croatia & Ales Zidar, Slovenian Rural Development Network

15:45 – 16:30 

LEADER perspectives in Western Balkans

- An overview of LEADER initiatives in the Western Balkan Countries with a focus on Serbia. Major challenges and the story of the existing LEADER initatives.

 

Prof.Dr.Sc. Natalija Bogdanov

Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade, Serbia  

16:30 – 17:00 

Coffee break and Networking at the SEE LEADER Fair
Cooperation projects exhibition / LAG2LAG meetings

17:00 – 18:30 

Disscussion in LEADER/CLLD forum: Innovation in LEADER - a cross-cutting priority in integrated local development 

- How to integrate the local community, how to support multi-sectoral joint projects, how to define and foster innovations, intensity of support in LDS delivery / Local Action Groups - MAs - DG AGRI/FARNET -  Experts 

 

Introduction by representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Croatia: Directorate for Rural Development, Directorate of Fisheries and Paying Agency for Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development

 

Venues: Gervais Centre, 4th floor / Yellow Salon, Hotel Kvarner 

19:00 - 21:00

Dinner at Hotels

21:00

Experience Terra liburna 
- evening programme at Gervais Centre

Thursday, 21st November

08:00 - 09:00

Registration of Participants

Gervais Centre - Lobby

09:00 - 11:00 

Scientific Session 1. LEADER/CLLD framework for governance and financing of local development
Gervais Centre - Central Hall

Vedran Djulabic; Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb (Croatia)

  • Administrative capacity as a prerequisite for absorption of ESI funds in Croatia - Multi-level governance and various actors

Irena Gluhak Forempoher; Croatian Institute for Local Government (Croatia)

  • Departing from Community-Led Local Development (CLLD) to Local Distribution of Funds

Gusztav Nemes; Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Hungary)

  • Modelling ‘the secret of LEADER’ - Integration and disintegration in rural development

Milford Bateman, Faculty of Economics and Tourism at Juraj Dobrila University of Pula (Croatia), International Development Studies at Saint Mary's University in Halifax (Canada)

  • Financing Local Development in South-East Europe: Rediscovering the Crucial Role of Community-Owned and Controlled Finance

Katalin Kovacs, Gusztav Nemes; Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Hungary)

  • Considering resources at the border of two cycles – LEADER LAGs and their development agencies

Marija Roglic, Montpelier Management Institute, Unversity of Montpelier (France); International Institute for Island Development „MIRO“ (Croatia)

  • Multi-stakeholder initiatives and grassroots participation – a Case study of the unfolding of the LEADER programme in Croatia

Lesson learned and Discussion; Q/A

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break and poster presentation

11:30 – 13:15

Scientific Session 2. The Impact of LAGs/FLAGs on local development
Gervais Centre - Central Hall

Irma Potocnik Slavic, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) 

  • Hidden impacts of LEADER in Slovenian rural areas

Snjezana Tolic, Tea Janus; Faculty of Agrobiotechnical sciences Osijek, University of J.J. Strossmayer in Osijek (Croatia); Bojana Markotic Krstinic, LEADER Network Croatia 

  • CLLD approach to local development programming in the LAG Strossmayer territory

Andrea Stefan, World Wide Fund for Nature, Adria; Sanja Tisma, Iva Tolic; Institute for Development and International Relations (Croatia) 

  • Stakeholders involvement for the sustainable integrated local development in the protected areas

Snježana Tolic, Olgica Klepac; Faculty of Agrobiotechnical sciences Osijek, University of J.J. Strossmayer in Osijek; Matija Japundzic, College of Applied Sciences in Slavonski Brod (Croatia)

  • The Impact of Local Action Groups (LAGs) on Social Development of Brod-Posavina County

Tihomir Zivic, Faculty of Agrobiotechnical sciences Osijek, University of J.J. Strossmayer in Osijek (Croatia)

  • The Importance of Foreign Language Acquisition as an Empowering Social Capital Toolset

Lesson learned and Discussion; Q/A

13:15 – 14:15

Lunch at Hotel Imperial
Networking at the SEE LEADER Fair / Cooperation projects exhibition / LAG2LAG meetings / Poster presentation 

15:00 – 19:00

20:30

Friday, 22nd November

09:00 - 09:30

Registration of Participants

09:30 - 10:45

Scientific Session 3. Local development initiatives
Gervais Centre - Central Hall

Marijeta Calic, Local Action Group 5 (Croatia); Nives Mikelic Preradovic, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb (Croatia); Anabela Moura, Higher Schoool of Education, Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo (Portugal); Philine van Overbeeke, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (Netherlands)

  • Rural 3.0: Service-learning for the rural development - The case study of Croatia

Sanja Tisma, Anamarija Pisarovic, Iva Tolic; Institute for Development and International Relations (Croatia)

  • Albergo Diffuso model for sustainable local development on the Elaphiti islands

Tihana Sudaric, Jadranka Deze; Ivana Hrg Matusin; Faculty of Agrobiotechnical sciences Osijek, University of J.J. Strossmayer in Osijek (Croatia);

  • Social entrepreneurship in the function of local development through a form of integrative workshops

Tej Gonza, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana; Institute for Economic Democracy (Slovenia) 

  • The Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Solution to the Succession Problem in Rural Industry

Emilia Alaverdov, Nino Otkhozoria; Faculty of Law and International University, Georgian Technical University (Georgia) 

  • Georgia’s Attitude Toward Migration

10:45 - 11:30

Quadruple helix session
  • Sessions outcomes and discussion

11:30 – 12:30

Networking at the SEE LEADER Fair / Cooperation projects exhibition / LAG2LAG meetings

12:30 - 13:30

Final Plenary Session
  • Presenting the overall outcomes of the conference and closing ceremony 

13:30 – 14:30

Lunch at Hotel Imperial
Networking at the SEE LEADER Fair / Cooperation projects exhibition / LAG2LAG meetings / Poster presentation 

15:00 – 20:00

Optional trip at Nature park Skocjan Caves, Slovenia (optional)

or Departure of Participants

20:00

Dinner at Hotels 

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