EAST ANGUS, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Feb. 12, 2013) - MobilisAction Estrie has unveiled the 2013 programming for the Quebec Rural University (URQ) in Estrie and announced the launch of the registration campaign for the program that will take place from September 9-13, 2013.
The overall themes of URQ 2013-Estrie is Crisis Control: Keys to Avoid Crises and Carryi on Safely. Participants will discover how initiatives developed and put to work in Estrie have been used in avoiding or getting through a major crisis. The sub-themes are:
- natural rural resources
- mobilizing and involving local communities
- mobilizing neighbouring communities and creating networks
- attracting new residents
- local entrepreneurship
- culture and heritage.
The preferential rate registration period extends until June 28th 2013. For each one of the days of the program, participants must choose from one of the seven (7) itineraries offered. Each itinerary offers a limited number of spaces, and organizers invite participants to register as soon as possible at www.urq2013.ca. This site is currently only available in French. For English registration form, call 1 819 560-8500 ext. 2141. During the event, simultaneous translation will be available on request.
The event is designed for elected officials, development agents, citizens involved in community development, students and university researchers, as well as any individual who would like to discover innovative and inspiring initiatives currently operating in a rural context.
A Unique Training Opportunity
This is the ninth edition of the URQ, first time in Estrie, offered by the MRCs of Granit, Haut-Saint-François and des Sources. The URQ enables an exchange of knowledge and expertise on development practices in rural communities and territories. The program presents initiatives that are currently in operation in a rural setting, presented by their promoters and analyzed by university-level researchers. On-site visits are an integral part of the curriculum. Some of these will allow participants to deepen their understanding of various topics, some will provide the opportunity to discover accomplishments in the field, and others will enable participants to visit attractions in the area.