On 10 and 11 November, María Isabel Doval and Breixo Martins, researchers from the University of Vigo and facilitators of the GRANULAR Living Labs in Spain visited the rural municipalities of San Xoán de Río and A Pobra de Trives in Galicia, Spain.
The University of Vigo participated in a small rural congress called “International Congress, cultural heritage and natural heritage”, where they presented the Spanish Living Lab in GRANULAR and shared knowledge with local partners.
The event was held in an old local winery where producers, social agents and researchers shared experiences, needs and expectations about the future of the Galician and European rural areas.
It was also attended by heritage experts, members of local authorities and other key actors of the territory. In addition to addressing the challenges of this territory, the need for cooperation and the importance of knowing the rural environment of other European regions to address the specific challenges of rural Ourense through new innovative synergies were discussed.
The event and the participation of University of Vigo together with the GRANULAR project was possible thanks to the involvement of the Ourense Provincial Council and the City Council of San Xoán de Río.