Focus on the CesR final conference

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On the 7th of October, during the Open Days 2014 in Brussels, the CesR final conference took place.

During this conference, CesR project partners delivered the main results of the project: good practices as regards job-pooling solutions (business models, specific job-sharing organizations…) aimed at improving social inclusion in rural areas by creating new jobs opportunities in the economic sectors of tourism and the care services.

The content of the event was the following:

Chair: Mr. René SOUCHON, President of the Regional Council of Auvergne, France

Moderator: Mr. Thomas DUCLOUTRIER, CesR project coordinator, Regional Tourism Development Board of Auvergne, France

Speakers:

  • Mr. Akos SZABO, Project Officer, Interreg IVC Joint Technical Secretariat: “INTERREG IVC state of play and perspectives”

Presentation available here.

  • Prof. Marek WIECKOWSKI, Head of Department, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland: “The CesR project: main findings and conclusions”

Presentation available here.

  • Mr. Kyriakos Evdoras GEORGIOU, Researcher, Troodos Development Company, Cyprus: “The Casale Panayiotis tourist accommodation case: a joint management body as a tool for rural regeneration”

Presentation available here.

  • Mr. Fergal GOUGH, Community & Enterprise Development Officer, Cork County Council, Ireland: “Examples of innovative Irish business models which maximize the creation of services and jobs in self-catering accommodation”

Presentation available here.

About 80 participants from all over Europe participated to this final event of the project. All of them received the Technical Handbook produced by CesR project partners. This document gathers many interesting examples and initiatives tackling the following issues:

  • Business models which maximize the creation of services and jobs in self-catering accommodation
  • Added value based on diversification of services and personalized activities
  • Cooperation models for creating jobs and services
  • Human resources management in rural area

This handbook is available in English here, and will soon be available on the “Downloads” section in all the languages of the project. Please don’t hesitate to download and disseminate it!

Opening address by President René Souchon

Opening address by President René Souchon

Moderator Mr.Thomas Ducloutrier & Speaker Mr. Kyriakos Georgiou

Moderator Mr.Thomas Ducloutrier & Speaker Mr. Kyriakos Georgiou

Participants of the CesR conference

Participants of the CesR conference