1st European Meeting of Rural Regeneration

This meeting aims to exchange experiences on the repopulation of rural areas in decline in European countries, cases of Spain, France, Portugal, UK, and encourage companies and governments to adopt policies that facilitate these processes. 

Mayors, public services and technical development associations, leaders of business associations and technical 
Businessmen, trade associations and corporate investors 
Teachers and researchers 
General public 

Public policies, business policies, universitiesOrganizationUniversity of Tras-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Department of Economics, Sociology and Management, CETRAD 
New Settlers Project


1st European Meeting of Rural Regeneration, University of Tras-os-Montes and Alto Douro
Department of Economics, Sociology and Management
PO Box 1013, 5000-911 Vila Real 
Tef. +351 259 302 246 │ Manuela Mourao, │ 

April 19, 2012

09:00 - Registration of participants 
10:00 - Opening Ceremony
10:30 am - Panel I │ Territories and Demography
13:00 - Lunch14.30 - Panel II │ European Experiences
16.00 - Coffee break16:30 - Panel III │ The Case of Portugal
20h - Dinner 

April 20, 2012 

09:00 - Panel IV │ EmpreenDouro - Social Entrepreneurship
10.30 - Coffee break
13:00 - Lunch14:30 - Roundtable │ Public Policy, Business Sector and Universities

Local: Auditorium of Geosciences UTAD, Vila Real, PORTUGAL | 19th and 20th April 2012

DNS Economy

They called it the "New Economy", economists didn't like it.
Let's agree that the word didn't tell much about the "digital revolution era"

Economic activity runs in bytes today. Services got dematerialized and each and every one of us contribute to this information mass.
Contact begun to be established by mail, which means that we can reach anyone from anywhere.

The change of headquarters - huge buildings - into web addresses is the ultimate proof. The web came to dematerialized companies and organizations.

None of us know where to "geo-find" "Plano Tecnológico", Nespresso or Brother, but the web addresses come right to our minds if we need it.

This process brings fresh competitiveness resources to territories with better life conditions, providing a new strategic position to attract entrepeneurs and qualified human resources.

The "New Settlers" project (Novos Povoadores, translated) promotes this opportunity.

TedxEdges Presentation