Conference Programme 2015

Conference Programme 2015

7th International Scientific Conference “RURAL DEVELOPMENT 2015: Towards the Transfer of Knowledge, Innovations and Social Progress“

Thursday, 19th November

9.00–10.00 Registration of Participants
10.00–13.00 Plenary Session
10.00–10.20 Welcome speech
Rector prof. dr. Antanas Maziliauskas,
Minister of Agriculture Ms. Virginija Baltraitiene
partners of the conference
10.20–10.40 Rural renaissance
Alexia Rouby,
Research programme officer European Commission, DG Agriculture and Rural Development, Unit H5 – Research and innovation
10.40–11.00 International Agro-Biological Resources for Sustainable Agricultural Production
Prof. dr. Fujii Yoshiharu
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (Japan)
11.00–11.20 The role of small farms in rural development in the EU with special respect to EU 10
Prof. dr. Csaba Forgacs
Budapest Corvinus University (Hungary)
11.20–11.40 Coffee break
11.40–12.00 Towards to Bio-Economy – perspectives of German Biosystems-Engineering under actual political framework
Prof. dr. Thomas Hoffmann
Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering (Germany)
12.20–12.40 Coping with global changes, recognizing new opportunities
Prof. dr. Karlheinz Knickel
Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt (Germany)
12.40–13.00 The effects of forest management on genetic diversity and spatial genetic structure of Scots pine stands
Prof. dr. Darius Danusevičius
Aleksandras Stulginskis University (Lithuania)
13.00–14.00 Lunch
14.00–16.00 Parallel Sessions
16.00–18.00 Political Forum on the EU Policy for Rural Development
19.00 Gala Dinner


Friday, 20th November

9.00–13.00 Parallel Sessions
10.00–15.30 Best Practices Benchmarking: Towards the Transfer of Knowledge, Innovations and Social Progress
13.00–14.00 Lunch
14.00–15.30 Final Plenary Session
16.00-18.00 Kaunas City Tour