Day 10-Rural development policies

Dan Yuhasz, Lindsey Lunsford, Megi Zala Morning section The morning classroom session started with a presentation of Bianca Cavicchi, a researcher in Bioenergy and Bioeconomy, from Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research. Cavicchi presented a case study of Regional Bioeconomy Development from Emilia Romagna Region (Italy). After the economic crisis in Italy, a new approach was Read More …

Day 9: Where are you from? Where are you headed? – Exploring education, social justice and indigenous groups in comparative rural areas

By: Ashleigh Weeden and Román Sánchez-Dávila As life returned to normal after the Midsummer holiday and our adventure to Kemijärvi yesterday, today we dug into issues of identity, education, and working together. We covered issues ranging from migration to education, explored what it means to engage indigenous communities in rural research, and finished the day Read More …

Day 7: ICRPS 2020 Launched

By: Samira and Louis Today we were scheduled to get out into nature, but our plans were foiled by Lapland’s unpredictable summer weather. The arctic sun which has made it so difficult to sleep this past week disappeared, forcing us to have class inside on this cold, wet Sunday. However, while we couldn’t go outside, Read More …

Day 6: Free Day

By: Cameron and Marina Cameron: Saturday was Midsummer day in Finland and the first free day, which gave students the opportunity to explore Rovaniemi on their own terms. After a relaxing morning, some classmates and I decided it would be good idea to explore Rovaniemi’s surrounding area on two wheels. We wandered into town and Read More …

Day 5: Transition from a fossil fuel to a green economy: New economic opportunities for rural areas based on bio resources and beyond. Bio products, bio services and land-use conflicts.

By Edoardo Desiderio and Louise Ormstrup Vestergård 21st of June marks the beginning of Midsummer celebrations in all the Nordic countries. Finland usually celebrate this day with bonfires across the country. As usually the day started with breakfast in the main hall at the University, but contrary to the other mornings we had the university Read More …

Day 1:Lapland? Are we going up there?

By Carlos Soto and Hanna Stepani The International Comparative Rural Policy Studies (ICRPS) Summer Institute 2019 started on June, 16th in Lapin Yliopisto (University of Lapland). Bringing up the theme “Enhancing Smart Ecosystem in Rural Areas”. This 16th edition of the Summer Institute is focused on food policies, food security, renewable energy, built environments and Read More …