Approximately 150 interested people from 10 european
countries followed the invitation of the European
Association for Rural Development and Viilage Renewal to
participate in the conferece "Euopean Rural Visions 2020.
Crisis - Change - Chances", which took place in Wroclaw and
addressed various questions about the future which
challenges and moves Europes rural regions. The governor of
lower Austria and Chairman of the European Association for
Rural Development and Viilage Renewal, Erwin Pröll, got to
the heart of it with his statement: "The development of
villages and rural regions can not be reduced to farming. We
must deal with the integral dimension and take on the great
challenge which is confronting our society."