EFP Brief No. 129: Rural Areas: One of the Most Important Challenges for Europe

This brief presents an overview of major trends and policy options for rural areas. A number of social, technological, economic, environmental and political trends as well as strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats will be highlighted, followed by ten major policy options in view of two traditional and conflicting objectives: rural socio-economic development and countryside protection.

EFMN Brief No. 129_Rural_Areas

Tags: building (housing), cities, climate, construction, defense, developing countries, education, electricity, enlargement (EU), entrepreneurs, farming, financial services, health care, housing, human resources, hydrogen, jobs, knowledge society, manufacturing, marine, migration, natural resources, regional development, rural areas, services, SME, SWOT, tourism, universities, water, youth

Categories: brief, Energy, Environment (including climate change), EU, Food, agriculture and fisheries, biotechnology, Geography, Health, Information and communication technologies (ICT), Regional, Security, Socio-economic sciences and the humanities, Themes, Time Horizon, Transport (including aeronautics)

Author : Rafael Popper