Marion Eckardt, vice-president of ELARD will be one of the speakers at the EWRC workshop co-organised by LDnet and ELARD in cooperation with other partners. Marion will bring her extensive practical experience to the meeting drawing on the work she has led on the ground with young people and their involvement in the regions. Her experience also covers an important project on attracting new inhabitants and entrepreneurs in mid Sweden, as well as various projects working with immigrants on integration issues.
Marion is the manager of the Swedish LAG Lokalt Ledd Utveckling Halland, located in the region of Halland. Formerly she directed two rural LAGs (LEADER Landsbygd Halland and LEADER Kustbygd Halland) and a fisheries LAG (Fiskeomrade Halland). She is the represenative of Swedish LAGs in ENDR LEADER/CLLD Subgroup and in ELARD (European LEADER Association for Rural Development), where she is currently vice-president. She is a graduate in Geography from Humboldt University, Berlin.