Cheviot Futures

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Cheviot Futures goes European!

14th, June 2012

The influence of Cheviot Futures continues to spread more widely. Project Co-ordinator Jennifer Hewitson accompanied Tom Burston, Northumberland Uplands Leader Local Action Group Co-ordinator, to the European Commission in Brussels recently. Jennifer and Tom were asked to speak to the European Network for Rural Development Leader Sub-committee about the cross border work of Cheviot Futures.

It was a great opportunity to spread the message of Cheviot Futures among the European Commission, representatives from the rural development government departments across the EU-27 and other influential European rural development actors.

Cheviot Futures was well received and the audience was very positive about the concept of the project and the work that has been achieved to date. It was evident that the audience was very interested in the knowledge transfer element of the project. A cross border approach allows extended learning for the project as well as for those on the ground.

There could be opportunities to learn lessons from other European countries too. Watch this space!

Cheviot Futures was also featured in the most recent EU Rural Review, which has a wide distribution. Please see
: here to read the EU Rural Review