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New Sources of Employment to Promote the Wealth-Generating Capacity of Rural Communities

Objective

RuralJobs will quantify the employment needs and potentials in different typologies of pilot areas within contrasting reference areas in six EU countries, evaluating the effectiveness of past and current policies in addressing these needs and potentials, and by systematic analysis of the results, providing guidelines on the better targeting of future rural development measures. The main objective is to provide a clearer understanding of the factors influencing the employment potentials of different typologies of rural areas to support the future evolution of rural development policies. This will be backed up by the identification of good practice and a support network for implementation. The consortium consists of eight partners, one from each of Bulgaria, France, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Romania, Spain and UK. The seven work packages are: WP1. Project management WP2. Assessment of labour market policies and programmes WP3. Assessment methodologies and indicators WP4. Typology for regions WP5. New strategies for employment in pilot areas WP6. Synthesis of recommendations WP7. Dissemination and technical assistance for mainstreaming The beneficiaries will include policy makers at EU, national and regional levels, rural development practitioners including public sector agencies, SMEs and trade groups, NGOs etc. and academics. The deliverables will be: reports on past and current policies and programmes, assessment methodologies, rural typologies, labour market scenarios for pilot areas and regional foresight scenarios; a synthesis of recommendations for future rural development strategies, four regional conferences/workshops; a two-day international conference in Brussel; academic publications; training materials and a website. The sustainable outcome of RuralJobs will be the greater capacity of actors to better target rural development measures, supported by the RUR@CT network and reference area reports on mainstreaming good practice.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/employment
  • /social sciences/political science/government systems/nongovernmental organization

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

DEBRECENI EGYETEM
Address
Egyetem Ter 1
4032 Debrecen
Hungary
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 131 732
Administrative Contact
Miklós Pakurár (Dr.)

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITATEA BABES BOLYAI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 101 452
Address
Mihail Kogalniceanu 1
400084 Cluj Napoca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Istvan Pusok (Mr.)
ALEKSANDRO STULGINSKIO UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 112 032
Address
Studentu G 11
53361 Kaunas
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Astrida Slavickiene (Dr.)
CONSEJERIA DE MEDIO AMBIENTE Y ORDENACION DEL TERRITORIO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 176 350
Address
Avda. Guardia Civil, 1
41071 Sevilla
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francisco Javier Alba Riesco (Dr.)
LIMOUSIN
France
EU contribution
€ 343 200
Address
Boulevard De La Corderie 27 Cs 3116
87031 Limoges
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Claire Ostyn (Ms.)
INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 51 250
Address
Tzarigradsko Shose Blvd. 125 Bl. 1
1113 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bozhidar Ivanov (Dr.)
INIPA - ISTITUTO NAZIONALE ISTRUZIONE PROFESSIONALE AGRICOLA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 63 920
Address
Via Xxiv Maggio 43
00187 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Parlagreco Carlo (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 217 168
Address
Drake Circus
PL4 8AA Plymouth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martyn Warren (Mr.)