New Rural Voices seminar series launched by NUIG

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Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys has today announced Rural Voices, a new seminar series hosted by NUI Galway.

The monthly sessions are being held to bring a renewed focus on rural issues at a national level.

The seminars are planned as part of NUI Galway’s participation in the Higher Education and Research Network for Rural Development and they ar the first of their kind in Ireland.

The events will feature research, projects and initiatives from academics and key rural stakeholders engaged in rural studies, including those in the Research Network for Rural Development.

The first seminar takes place at 3pm on Wednesday 26 January 2022.

It is open to the public, policymakers and key rural stakeholders, both nationally and internationally and can be accessed here.

Launching the series, Minister Humphreys said the wonderful initiative provides a unique platform for Irish academics and rural stakeholders to put forward their projects and ideas as we work collectively to improve Rural Ireland.

“It is critically important that we all work together – government, academia and society – to address the major challenges and to seize the many opportunities ahead of us,” she said.

“Rural Voices series is an exciting new opportunity for us to do just that.

“Initiatives like these very much reflect and compliment the objectives of ‘Our Rural Future’ – the Government’s ambitious five year strategy which aims to transform Rural Ireland and provide more opportunities for our rural communities.

“’Our Rural Future’ is already having a big impact the length and breadth of the country. Its objectives can only be further realised by initiatives like these.”