Rural animators - a new profession?

From 7 – 9 June, on Crete, Greece, the conference “Animation of rural development – a new profession?” took place. The conference was organised as part of a European project aimed at the development of a new masters programme for rural animators.

Katharina Trabert from smARTourism participated and contributed with a reflection on unconventional professional profiles with an artistic background in regional development processes. The case study she used was the ArtePollino project, which realised monumental contemporary artworks in a National Park in southern Italy in order to innovate the image of the region.

On the conference website you can find the rich and interesting programme and abstracts of the speakers.