Welcome to the International Comparative Rural Policy Studies (ICRPS) 2012 Summer Institute website!
Over the 14 days of the summer school we traveled almost 1500 km; took 14 excursions; met 23 policy analysts, practitioners, and rural leaders; heard from 10 international scholars; and produced six reports on topics such as food, energy, inequality, natural resources, and regional development. These reports will form the basis for a submission to the Ministère des affaires municipals, Régions et Occupations du territoire du Québec (MAMROT) – reflecting on the current evaluation of the provincial rural policy enacted in 2007.
You can also take a look at our travel booklet by clicking here.
Next summer, the school will be held in Bertinoro, Italy. Check out the ICRPS page for details – and make your plans early!