IHF in Brussels for the meeting “Rural Businesses – The Future Is Now”.

IHF participated at the event “Rural Businesses – The Future Is Now” organized  by the European Network For Rural Development (ENRD), 30 March 2017. The seminar explored how rural businesses – both farm and non-farm – can innovate in ways that “create the conditions for future prosperity and vitality” as articulated in the Cork 2.0 Declaration.

During the event IHF presented MICRO, Enhancing Competitiveness of Microenterprises in Rural Areas, project co-funded by Erasmus+ Programme. The idea behind MICRO is to sustain growth and competitiveness of rural microenterprises by developing practical training resources to be delivered both face-to-face and through an Open Educational Resource.

MICRO brings together experienced partners from 6 countries (Belgium, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Macedonia and Spain) coordinated by Irish Rural Link (IRL), with extensive experience in EU-funded projects: National University of Ireland Maynooth, IE; IDP European Consultants, IT; Internet Web Solutions, ES; IHF asbl, BE; CDI Community Development Institute, MK; Brainstorming, EL.

IHF operates in Brussels since 2003 with the aim of disseminating European values so as to empower the community at large – including non profit and local authorities – to develop networking opportunities, wider European integration and international cooperation.

In addition to carrying out research and analysis in various areas of European relevance, IHF organises seminars and conferences as well as more technical training courses on EU Policies and Regulation, International Relations and Project Management.

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