8th CASEE Conference "Sustainable development in Europe – cooperation between science and practice - What’s the position of Central and South Eastern Europe?"

Event date
May 14-16, 2017
Warsaw University of Life Sciences
Short description

According to World Bank, “sustainable development is a development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. Its goals offer a vision of a fairer, more prosperous, peaceful and sustainable world in which no one is left behind.


Sustainable, multi-functional rural development is one of the main objectives of the European Union. This includes, among others, the use of renewable energy and agriculture, that is not degrading nature, but is understood as traditional, organic, with low input. An important element is also to maintain employment in rural areas through creating jobs, and this is only possible with a balanced agricultural model.

Central and South Eastern Europe as an agricultural area needs continuous sustainable rural development, which can be reached by more comprehensive involvement of cooperation between science and practice. However, the relationship between theory and practice has always been a source of conflict across many disciplines. Scientists and practitioners work in different cultures and are guided by different goals, priorities and philosophies. The timeframe for scientific research is guided by concerns for uncovering new ideas, whereas design, development, and practice are driven by immediate needs for practical solutions. Building the connection between academics and practitioners is not an easy task, but this is a necessary condition to achieve rural development and create modern agriculture.

Thematic sessions

1. Modern agriculture and rural development

  • Innovations in agriculture
  • Implementing new technologies in agriculture
  • Principles of sustainable development in economic activity of enterprises
  • Knowledge transfer in agribusiness

2. Renewable resources – possibilities and constraints

  • Renewable sources of energy
  • Waste resource management
  • Energy policy in Europe

3. Sustainable food systems and quality

  • Food safety and security
  • Food innovation and processing
  • Food science and nutrition

4. Environmental safety and climate change

  • Influence of climate change on agriculture
  • Impact of agribusiness on environment and society
  • Principles of environmental protection in economic activity of enterprises
  • Households daily practice linked to the principles of environmental protection

 5. Agricultural engineering (ATAE)

Source: CAASE

Geographical focus
  • SEE
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
Event type
  • Conference in EU/international

Entry created by Anna Sirocco on October 21, 2016
Modified on December 30, 2016