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The role of small and medium-sized towns in rural development

Objective

Using a methodology previously developed and tested by one of the partners, this project measures the economic linkages between small- and medium-sized towns and the surrounding countryside in order to assess their present and potential role as growth poles in rural development. The methodology also provides an indication of the local employment and income impact of different types of economic activity in these towns and their surrounding hinterland. By studying a suitable sample of towns within different types of rural area and across a range of conditions in the existing and enlarged European Union, it provides soundly based advice to policy-makers at EU, national and regional level who are seeking to foster sustainable rural development.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF READING
Address
Whiteknights, Whiteknights House, Palmer Building
RG6 6AH Reading / Silchester
United Kingdom

Participants (5)

AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Netherlands
Address
Burgemeester Patijnlaan 19
2502 Den Haag (S-gravenhage)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE
France
Address
Rue De Sully 17
21065 Dijon
INSTITUTE OF RURAL AND AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT - POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Poland
Address
72,Nowy Swiat 72
00 330 Warszawa
UNIVERSIDADE DE TRAS-OS-MONTES E ALTO DOURO
Portugal
Address
Quinta De Prados, Campus Universitario, Apart. 202
5000-911 Vila Real
UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH
United Kingdom
Address
Howton House
TQ12 6NQ Newton Abbot,devon