Trends affecting regeneration of rural areas in Europe
RURALIZATION H2020 project 1st WEBINAR: TRENDS AFFECTING REGENERATION OF RURAL AREAS IN EUROPE
RURALIZATION project investigates regeneration of rural areas in Europe. Regeneration is an ongoing process and it has many avenues ahead. Trend analysis is one way to get ideas of the possible ingredients of the updated rural Europe and related future developments. Trends provide opportunities to benefit from mainstream force fields (megatrends), from some context specific developments (trends) or from symptoms of change (weak signals). Identification and assessment of trends that have relevance for rural regeneration is an integral part of RURALIZATION process in which the opportunities are translated into promising practices and policies. The webinar aims at further contributing to the long-term vision of rural areas promoted by the European Commission with the presentation of the extensive trend analysis carried out by RURALIZATION partner in 2019–2020. Results from of SHERPA sister project activities on the Long-term Vision of Rural Areas will be also presented to set the basis for a fruitful discussion among researchers, policy makers and practitioners on how the knowledge produced by the two projects can be mainstreamed into the long-term vision for foster regeneration of rural areas in Europe.