Curriculum of the studies

The curriculum consists of a “core” course and 8 “specialist modules” relating to salient topics of rural development.  The Curriculum can be downloaded here.

The core course will last one semester; and will include an introduction to sustainable rural development, adopting an integrated and inter-disciplinary approach; emphasizing the European perspective and EU policies; and probing into the key skills of Rural Animator.

Eight specialist modules are planned, developed on the basis of the Thematic Guides of Euracademy Association and additional material from the participating universities

  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Social and Human capital, welfare
  • Environmental planning and management
  • Cultural development
  • Sustainable rural tourism
  • Innovation and development policies in rural areas
  • Education and lifelong learning for rural development
  • Diversification of rural economies
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