Field visits to learn about local solutions to the challenges of rural development are another major attraction of the ERP2019 program. The organization has designed six routes, of which three are already complete, while the other three are progressing at a good pace.
These visits will cover the Asturian territory, which has been divided into six zones knowing different projects and initiatives, some sponsored by LEADER funds managed in the region by the Asturian Network of Rural Development (READER), host of the event, and visiting some of the most emblematic places of the Principality of Asturias.
Each of the Field Visits, with a capacity of 49 people, will have a guide who will act as a translator, as the official language of the Parliament is English. Like the workshops, the final deadline for registration ends on 30 September, the date on which the official ERP registrations close.
So the first of the routes, and complete, is ‘Innovation, Tradition and Culture’, which will tour the councils of Gijón, Cabranes and Villaviciosa.
Langreo, San Martín del Rey Aurelio, Sobrescobio and Caso host the second of the visits, ‘Entrepeneurship and Nature’, which currently has 21 people targeted.
‘Route of sailing ports’, which currently has only 10 of the 49 seats occupied, will take visitors through the western coastal councils of Cudillero, Valdés and Navia.
‘Mountain villages’ is another of the visits that completed capacity and will show experiences and places of Grao, Belmonte and Somiedo.
There are still 13 places left for the visit that will show the ‘Rural business parks and small productions’ of Pravia and Tineo.
Also complete is the visit to Parres, Cangas de Onís, Onís and Llanes, included in the route ‘Ancestral lifestyles’.