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Restructuring in marginal rural areas (the role of social capital in rural development)

Objective

This project will inform questions at the heart of EU policies for rural areas and peripheral, marginal regions. New patterns of diversity and differentiatation are emerging, and localities have uneven capacities with which to face this uncertain future. The purpose of this research is to enquire into those characteristics of marginal rural communities, which build their capacity to diversify their economies and to maintain their competitiveness and social cohesion in this context. Specifically, the research will explore those dimensions of a community's "social capital" which have been identified in theoretical accounts as underlying successful performance, competitiveness and cohesion. The study will be conducted in six countries. The results will indicate how policy intervention can help build social capital and so assist in promoting endogenous rural development and the future competitiveness and cohesion of marginal rural areas.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF ROME "LA SAPIENZA"
Address
Via Del Castro Laurenziano 9
00161 Roma
Italy

Participants (4)

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY
Ireland
Address
University Road
90 Galway
STIFTELSEN ALLMENNVITENSKAPELIG FORSKNING I TRONDHEIM
Norway
Address
Ntnu, Dragvoll
7491 Trondheim
UNIVERSITY OF OULU
Finland
Address
Seminaarinkatu 2
87101 Kajaani
UPPSALA UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address

801 29 Gaevle