Program of LINC Conference 2022


Tuesday, 21st JUNE 2022

  • 9:00-14:30 - Arrival, accomodation, registration in Dlouhé Stráně Hotel (now: OREA Resort Dlouhé Stráně Jeseníky*** ), Loučná nad Desnou;
  • 15:30 - Public transport/LINC train to Šumperk
  • 16:30-17:00 - Opening ceremony in Šumperk,  parade through the city, welcome by the Mayor of the City of Šumperk Tomáš Spurný;
  • 18:30 - Opening swing Evening - welcome speach by the President of the Olomouc Region Josef Suchánek and Member of the Czech Parliament Miroslav Adámek, served menu, cultural program: Moravia Big Band and one of the best Czech swing singers Dasha and Jan Smigmator at the cultural centre in Rapotín;
  • 22:00-23:00 - Transport by bus back to the hotel.


Šumperk is the biggest town and the traditional centre of the region, called „A Gate to the Jeseníky Mountains“

Rapotín is a village of more than 3 200 inhabitants. There is a nice cultural centre. It’s also a place, where the main building of the bundle school of the Desná Valley is situated. The bundle school is a unique connection of 3 kindergartens and 3 primary schools under the head of one director, whose seat is in Rapotín.

Loučná nad Desnou is a mountain village in the north of the LAG’s region. It has a popular sports resort, heavily attended mainly for winter sports and trekking. There is also a unique technical sight – a hydroelectric power plant.


Wednesday, 22nd JUNE 2022

Contact corner, partnership

07:00-17:30 Study Tours (times vary according to the specific study tour)

For 2022 LINC Conference in the Czech Republic we’ve decided to put focus on multifund CLLD, education and support of local production, cultural heritage and tourism. The presentations and discussion in six workshops will be focused on „TELE“ – TASTING – EXPERIENCE – LEADER – EDUCATION:

18:30-19:50 - Cooperation Corner a networking in Dolní Studénky

18:00 Garden Party and Film Evening in Dolní Studénky, typical Czech rural event with grilled specialities, the evening culminates with Film Music Concert of orchestra with video projection from films.

22:00-23:00 - Transport by bus back to the hotel.


Thursday, 23rd JUNE 2022

  • 9:00-12:00 - LINC Games Without Borders (sport acitivities) in Loučná nad Desnou;
  • 12:00 - Lunch
  • 12:00-15:00 - Hydroelectric power plant and touristic activities, scooters (longest downhill in Czech Republic);
  • 14:30-15:30 - European Buffet and networking
  • 16:00-17:00 - Seminars and workshops at the OREA Resort Dlouhé Stráně Jeseníky*** 
  • 18.30 - Czech EU Presidency Evening and Closing Ceremony - dinner with Czech specialities, cultural program and LINC games results, speakers: Ivan Bartoš, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Regional Development of the Czech Republic: Priorities of the Czech EU Presidency in Regional Development, Stanislav Polčák, Member of the European Parliament: Challenges of the EU Regional Policy and Radim Sršeň, Member of the European Committee of the Regions: Perspectives and Challenges of LEADER/CLLD in the European Rural Development; 
  • 22:00-23:00 - Transport by bus back to the hotel.

Hydroelectric power plant in Loučná nad Desnou is the most interesting place in the Czech Republic. The upper tank of the power plant is situated on top of the hill in the height of 1 353 m. The highest point of the Jeseníky Mountains is a mountain called Praděd (1 491 m), which can be seen also from the upper tank of the hydro power plant.

Velké Losiny Castle - one of the main tourist attractions in Šumperk region, the main venue of the infamous witch trials.



Friday, 24th JUNE 2022

  • 9:00 - Seminar for Czech LAGs (Ministry of agriculture Czech Republic)

Language of LINC conference is ENGLISH.