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The future of europe 's rural periphery.the role of entrepreneurship in responding to employment problems and social marginalisation.

Objective

The element common to many European rural peripheral areas. During the past decade or so appears to be a process of economic restructuring associated with an intensification of employment problems and the marginalisation of certain social and economic strata. Within the context of a growing globalisation of economic activity, entrepreneurship and technological change are perceived. Both by researchers and policy-makers, as key instruments in engineering economic growth. This project sets out to examine, at a European wide level, the actual and potential contribution of entrepreneurial ventures and new technology in stimulating economic development in rural peripheral locations. The underlying aim is to identify instances of best practice. in terms of both public and private initiatives, and to develop a coherent combination of policy objectives facilitating the long-term maintenance of economic vitality in the countryside.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF MACEDONIA
Address
156,Egnatias 156
54006 Thessaloniki
Greece

Participants (4)

Middlesex University
United Kingdom
Address
.,Queensway
EN3 4SF Enfield
UNIVERSITAET HOHENHEIM
Germany
Address
Schless, Osthof-sued
78599 Stuttgart
UNIVERSITY OF LODZ
Poland
Address
Rewolucji 1905 R. St. 41
90214 Lodz
UNIVERSITY OF LUTON
United Kingdom
Address
Putteridge Bury, Hitchin Rd
LU2 8LE Luton