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 SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
2502 Den Haag (S-gravenhage)
00 330 Warszawa
5000-911 Vila Real
TQ12 6NQ Newton Abbot,devon