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2021 events / Rural Forum

Programme

Programme

Please find the outline programme below. All times listed are in UK (GMT+1). To see the full programme in your time zone and add sessions to your calendar, view the event on Hopin.

27 October 2021: Block 1

13:00-13:40 UK (GMT+1)

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Welcome and introduction to rural social enterprise in Nova Scotia

13:50-14:25 UK (GMT+1)

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a) Social enterprise spotlight – showcasing rural social enterprise innovation and achievement

b) Social succession – transitioning private business to social or community ownership

14:35-15:10 UK (GMT+1)

Panels

a) Enabling and involving young people in rural economies

b) Place-based strategies – sharing best practice to influence social and economic planning

15:20-15:55 UK (GMT+1)

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a) Rural economies dealing with social change

b) Examining the criticality of decentralisation post COVID-19 and the importance of resilient rural hubs

27 October 2021: Block 2

22:00-22:40  UK (GMT+1)

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Rural social enterprises combatting discrimination and racism – focus on community level action and innovation.

22:50-23:20 UK (GMT+1)

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a) Social enterprise spotlight – showcasing rural social enterprise innovation and achievement

b) Social enterprises in agribusiness – part 1

23:30-00:00 UK (GMT+1)

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a) Enablement models – engaging and empowering rural communities

b) Social enterprises in tourism – focus on post COVID-19 issues and opportunities

28 October 2021: Block 3

13:00-13:40  UK (GMT+1)

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Environment and climate change – showcasing rural social enterprise approaches

13:50-14:25 UK (GMT+1)

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a) Social enterprise spotlight – showcasing rural social enterprise innovation and achievement

b) Social enterprises in agribusiness – part 2

14:35-15:10 UK (GMT+1)

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a) Building rural social enterprise capacity – part 1, the ViSENET model from Europe.

b) Community ownership – stronger communities through land and asset ownership

15:20-15:55 UK (GMT+1)

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a) Future generation approaches – addressing depopulation, professional development and succession

b) Moving beyond COVID – rural social enterprises in response and recovery

28 October 2021: Block 4

22:00-22:35  UK (GMT+1)

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Learning from indigenous community approaches – focus on sustainability, future generations and environment.

22:45-23:15 UK (GMT+1)

Panels

a) Social enterprise spotlight – showcasing rural social enterprise innovation and achievement

b) Building rural social enterprise capacity – part 2 the Thrive model from Australia

23:25-23:55 UK (GMT+1)

Keynote

Making the world of difference – closing keynote with Carolann Harding from Smartice