Sparsely populated rural areas
Goals for 2020 include
- decision-making takes the special conditions of the sparsely populated rural areas into account
the potential of the sparsely populated rural areas (nature’s raw materials, open space, quiet, people) are seen as a resource for society
the prerequisites for living and enterprise in the countryside are secured: these include effective and functional infrastructure, services and operating conditions of companies
the perspective of the sparsely populated rural areas is taken into account in the realisation of the Rural Policy Programme’s procedures
place-based trials related to the realisation of the Rural Policy Programme are carried out in the sparsely populated rural areas
the different regions in the sparsely populated rural areas have appointed their own regional groups for the network.
The tasks of the network include
- compiling a regional network and initiation of activities
activation of place-based trials
providing communication of matters related to the sparsely populated rural areas through media outlets, Facebook, seminars and the network's newsletter
promotion of rural proofing
impact: opinion pieces, maintaining contact with different bodies, participation in different working groups
close cooperation with rural policy theme networks.