Economic development in rural regions

This seminar organised by ESPO in Växjö (Sweden)  will examine how to support and encourage SMEs and exploit endogenous resources such as natural capital, heritage, renewable energy, bio-economy and tourism in rural regions. Successful exploitation may require new models of governance, social innovation, high-level ICT systems as well as public sector support. The recent review of the CAP points to a strengthening of knowledge flows, more research and innovation in rural areas (e.g. digital farming) and the strengthening of the rural socio-economic fabric through stronger rural value chains and increased attention to the bio and circular economy. eco-tourism, renewable energy, etc.as well as improving resilience on the agricultural sector.

 

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