<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: Institute for Industrial Research, Kwansei Gakuin University  
Tel. 0798-54-6127  E-mail: officesanken@kwansei.ac.jp

Poster - Workshop on 'Revitalising rural areas in Japan and Germany' on 3 Dec.