<Jean Monnet Module>Invitation:Workshop on 'Revitalising rural areas in Japan and Germany' on 3 Dec.
The workshop will be hybrid(both in person and online) and held as follows:
*Registration required. Please select either in person or online in the registration.
Revitalising rural areas in Japan & Germany: Making rural areas more attractive and resilient through innovation & entrepreneurship
Date: Friday 3 December 2021, 1:20 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Doors/Zoom open(s) at1 p.m.)
Language: English, Japanese and German(with German to English interpretation)
Venue: Kwansei Gakuin University Library Hall and Online (ZOOM)
Capacity: Up to 25 people in person and 90 people on zoom.
Please sign up here by 1 p.m., Tuesday 30 November.
- Please wear a mask if you attend the event in person.
- If you have cold-like symptoms with a fever of 37.5 ℃ or above, please refrain from attending in person.
- Video or audio recording of the event is not allowed.
Greeting & Introduction: Dr. Anna Schrade (Associate Professor, Institute for Industrial Research, Kwansei Gakuin University)
Part I: Making rural areas more resilient through sustainability
- Bahram Enanloo (Founder, Peace & Nature): Community building through revitalization of fallow fields by organic farming, and 'Satoyama' activities in line with SDGs (English)
- Viviana di Blasi (Architect, member of Peace & Nature): Increasing rural area’s attractiveness through sustainable architecture: a case study from Ozo, Kobe (English)
- Kaori Nagy (Owner, Kasamatsu Farm & Yokomura Eco Lodge; Business Director, Fabric/a MullenLowe Group Affiliate): Local revitalisation through internal migrants: sustainable farming & eco tourism in Fujino, Kanagawa (English)
Part II: Bringing state-of-the-art rheumatology to rural areas
- Dr. Tomohiko Yoshida (General Director, Toshinkai Medical Corporation, Newsweek Challenging Innovator 2021): Rural healthcare innovation - Providing state-of-the-art rheumatology care by medical specialists in Nagano (Japanese)
Part III: Revitalising rural areas through culture & tourism
- Prof. Holger Bungsche (Professor, School of International Studies, Kwansei Gakuin University): Revitalising declining regions through the European Capital of Culture programme (English)
Part IV: Best case studies from Germany: the secret behind flourishing villages
- Dr. Anna Schrade (Associate Professor, Institute for Industrial Research, Kwansei Gakuin University): Rural development in Germany: why the German countryside is getting increasingly attractive (English)
- Sarah Rohloff (Economic promotion office, Münsingen City): Offering all you can ask for: how to attract new residents & businesses as a rural town in southern Germany. An example from Muensingen, Germany (German)
- Clemens Stadler (Director, Regional Development Office Württembergisches Allgäu e.V.): Making rural Württemberg Allgäu (Germany) future-proof: how citizens, associations, NGOs, municipalities, institutions and the EU together can make villages more attractive & resilient (English)
Coordinator: Dr. Anna Schrade, Associate Professor, Institute for Industrial Research, Kwansei Gakuin University
Organiser/Inquiries: Kwansei Gakuin University Institute of Industrial Research
Tel. 0798-54-6127 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org