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The AGRIBLUE Blueprint, Sustainable Territorial Development of the Rural Areas of Europe

Funded under: FP6-SUSTDEV


Much of the work of the Agriblue Working Group was concerned with understanding in a detailed and practical way the challenges of sustainable development in the rural economies of Europe. We have tried to illustrate some of these challenges as they present themselves today. In doing so we have drawn upon material provided by members of the Working Group on the nature of rural regions in the UK and Ireland especially in the BMW Regional Assembly, Wales and the Scottish Isles, the region of Weser-Ems in Germany, Brittany in France, South Savo of Finland, the Lubelskie and Malopoloskie regions of Poland and the Rhodopes region of Bulgaria.
We have tried to make explicit the role of different stakeholders in meeting these challenges as well as the interdependence of issues and how this is reflected in governance challenges from a regional perspective. We did this in an attempt to better motivate the use of foresight exercises as support for sustainable policy development at regional level.

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