4 December 2023

ARIA 2023 Awards Ceremony

Théâtre du Vaudeville - Brussels, Belgium

The Agricultural and Rural Inspiration Awards (ARIA) 2023 celebrate CAP-funded projects that are boosting skills for agriculture and rural areas through lifelong learning, innovation and competitiveness.   

This year marks the 5th edition of the competition, which, since 2019, has been highlighting the most inspiring rural development projects co-funded by the EU.   

In this edition, a total of 92 entries from 20 Member States were received under four thematic categories: Smart & competitive agriculture, Environmental protection, Socio-economic fabric of rural areas, and Rural stakeholder skills. Experts have selected 24 projects (six per category) for the shortlist, while a Popular Vote has been open throughout the month of November, allowing citizens to vote for their favourite shortlisted project.