Jesús Martínez Sánchez, Professor at the Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM) attended the ‘Third Meeting of Professional Women in Rural Areas’ (held in Lorca on January 19), to present the European project LIVERUR that UCAM is coordinating. Carmen Sandoval, the Director General of Agrarian Funds and Rural Development of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia attended the event among other important rural managers and professionals.
This meeting was designed to highlight the importance of women’s work in the rural sector and the LIVERUR presentation was integrated into a round table on the future of the rural environment, in which Jesús Martínez Sánchez highlighted the possibilities offered by the project for the development of the rural area by implement a rural circular economy through the methodology of the Living Lab concept.
Purposely circular economy and equal opportunities in rural areas were the key issues of the event, which highlighted the importance of the use of resources to promote sustainable development in the southeast of Spain.
The main objective of the LIVERUR project is to develop a circular and sustainable business model for rural economies in Europe. LIVERUR which is financed by the Horizon 2020 program, counts with more than 20 partners from 12 countries of the European Union, Africa and Asian.