Faculty of European Studies and Regional Development

SULANET - International Project Meeting in Cordoba

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On 30-31 March 2017, University of Cordoba hosted the 2nd meeting within the project Jean Monnet Networks: Sustainable land (SULANET), no. 564651-EPP-1-2015-1-SK-EPPJMO-NETWORK. The main aim of the SULANET project is to improve the situation in the area of land management in the EU and to prevent agricultural land decline in Europe. During its implementation, SULANET is mainly focused on students, young researchers, teachers, and practitioners.

The representatives of all partner institutions participated at the meeting. The partner institutions are: Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, University of Foggia (Italy), University of Bialystok (Poland), University of Córdoba (Spain), University BOKU (Austria) and University of Agribusiness and Rural Development (Bulgaria).

Project coordinator, prof. Anna Bandlerová, opened the meeting and summarized the project activities carried out till now, and described in detail further objectives of the project for the following two years. During the first year of the project implementation, each partner organized workshop focused on land management. Also, SUA in Nitra organized the first summer school for 12 students (on PhD. degree or young researchers). One of the most important activities in the project is the research of partners, who focus on various aspects of land management, and its results that are presented at international scientific forums. The closest joint activity of the consortium will be a summer school organized by University of Foggia in Italy in July 2017. Currently, all partners are working on the Manual of Concrete Aspects of Land Management that will serve as an informational and educational tool for all stakeholders interested in the area of land management.

During the meeting, all partners expressed their satisfaction with mutual cooperation and realization of the project activities. They are convinced that successful fulfillment of the project aims will increase the awareness about sustainable land management among the public and will result into long-term cooperation of partners in this field.

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