Rural policy recommendations

Tools for making better decisions on a national, regional and local level

Tools for making better decisions

Rural policy recommendations are tools for making better decisions on all levels of government.

The recommendations featured on these web pages are based on publications of the Rural Policy Council and include

  • summaries of research and development projects financed by the Rural Policy Council,
  • summaries of studies financed by the Rural Policy Council,
  • expert opinions prepared by the Secretariat of the Rural Policy Council on specific areas of rural strategy, and
  • expert opinions prepared by the thematic networks on specific areas of rural strategy.

The recommendations focus on findings of projects and studies. Observations of experts tasked with examining a specific rural policy theme can also be turned into policy recommendations.

The recommendations can be used for any purpose. The primary target audience are Members of Parliament and individuals involved in policymaking processes.

However, anyone with an interest in rural policy is welcome to contribute to the recommendations and to share them with their networks.

A list of policy recommendations in printable PDF format is provided in Finnish. For the time being, the files are only available in Finnish.

Maaseutupolitiikan politiikkasuositukset