Meetings & Events:
Conference in Valence: Making room for both high quality agriculture and urbanisation

As part of PURPLE's General Assembly in Rhône-Alpes, the Rhône-Alpes Regional Council and the Association of Mayors and Federation of Municipalities of the Drôme department (AMD) hosted this conference and debate on 12 June, 2014.

Pierre-Jean VEYRET, Vice-president of the Drôme Departmental Council opened the event.

Michel Gregoire, Vice-President of the Regional Council in charge of Agriculture and Rural development, President of the PURPLE network gave a short introduction about the work of PURPLE.

Mr Bernard Soulage, Vice President of the Regional Council in charge of Europe and international affairs reviewed the European policy context.

Martin Vanier, Geography Professor, Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble, Director of studies for the Acadie cooperative (Paris) (Slide)
Anne-Claire Vial, President of « Sol & Civilisation », President of the Drôme Chamber of Agriculture (Presentation)
Gilbert Boucher, Departmental Councillor, Mayor of Tain l’Hermitage
Georges Tessier, Deputy Director General of SAFER Rhône-Alpes the land development agency (Presentation)
Elena Di Bella, Director of the Mountain and Rural Development Service ,Turin Province (Presentation)

Speakers from PURPLE:
Reinhard Henke, Planungsverband FrankfurtRheinMain (Presentation)
Marcel Houtzager, Councillor, The Hague, Randstad region, Netherlands (Presentation)
Councillor Mark Winnington, Staffordshire County Council, UK
Paul Van Der Sluys, Flemish Land Agency, Belgium
Councillor Helyn Clack, Surrey County council, UK (Slide)




Last updated: 16 April, 2020