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Willem Foorthuis - President European Co-operation Network for Rural Development

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rural areas in transition

  1. 1. Knowledge & Innovation: Regions your call! Willem Foorthuis Lector Polytechnic Van Hall Larenstein/Wageningen University & Research Centre Programme Director GKC-Programma Regional Transition September 17, 2009
  2. 2. Presentation <ul><li>Regional Transition
  3. 3. Workplace Network
  4. 4. Case: Region Veenkolonien
  5. 5. Knowledge Agenda including Projects (4 yrs)
  6. 6. Workplace approach
  7. 7. Workplace process </li></ul>
  8. 8. 9 juni 2008 Kennisnetwerk Vitaal Platteland Livability Citizens Ltd NL City-countryside Committees ILG National Government Europe Counties Local Councils BANS Entrepreneur Chains Taskforces Product boards Recron Water Spatial planning Landscape Recreation Agenda’s Univ GKC Telos Movision Care Youth Aging >> 120 networks ?? Entrepreneurs 12 provinces Vouchers 443 municipalities 150 Parliamentarians 27 member states 16 mln Dutch citizens Regions People Profit Planet Knowledge Government
  9. 9. Regional Transition <ul><li>Ilusions of Politics
  10. 10. Confusion about roles & positions
  11. 11. Fragmentation </li></ul><ul><li>Development in Regions
  12. 12. Multi-actor cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>New Agriculture / Economy
  13. 13. New Living Environment
  14. 14. Common Ownership
  15. 15. From Government to Governance </li></ul>
  16. 16. Regional Transition The motor of regional cooperation … … is the primary process Government Primary Process Region / Regional Initiators Education & Knowledge Institutes
  17. 17. Regional Transition Urgency : new learning, knowledge & innovation arrangements necessary The Workplace - Learning & innovation environment - Connection & interaction - Integral approach - New roles - Change in attitude
  18. 18. Regional Knowledge Framework Workplace Network
  19. 19. Case: Region Veenkoloniën – Proces 2008
  20. 20. Case: Knowledge Agenda Veenkoloniën Programme of projects based on the Regional Transition Agenda of the Veenkolonien 2008-2012; 4 years (minimal) hours: 250.000 Student; 40.000 Teacher; 15.000 Research
  21. 21. The Workplace Approach
  22. 22. The Workplace Multi-actor Multi discipline
  23. 23. The Workplace Trans-sector educaion traffic care recreation life water nature farming
  24. 24. The Workplace Trans-powerment
  25. 25. The Workplace Process
  26. 26. The Workplace Cyclic proces
  27. 27. Thank you! +31 6 46195905 willem.foorthuis@regionaletransitie.nl www.regionaletransitie.nl www.dewerkplaats.eu www.europawerkstatt.eu

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