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Rural-Urban Outlooks: Unlocking Synergies

Objective

Mutually beneficial relations along rural – peri-urban – urban trajectories can contribute substantially to Europe’s smart, sustainable and inclusive growth agenda. Success in creating synergies is largely determined by decisions made at local and regional levels. Well-designed governance arrangements can be conducive to decisions that strengthen beneficial relations between rural and urban areas. Central to ROBUST is a place-based case study approach in which the case studies focus on thematic functional linkages cutting across rural-urban areas. The content and governance of these functional linkages are analyzed in diverse case study areas that represent the main types of rural – peri-urban – urban settings across Europe. ROBUST will identify and strengthen policies, governance systems and practices that can contribute more effectively to smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. Particular attention will be paid to the capacities of municipal and regional governments, the related administrations and other stakeholders to deliver and enhance mutually beneficial relations. ROBUST aims to provide practice-oriented information about successful governance models applicable to different settings as well as related communication and training material. In ROBUST, the questions and research needs of practice partners will guide the research process. Researchers will support the related multi-actor consultations through data collection and analysis, by providing suitable platforms and through facilitation. The insights co-generated by research and practice partners and stakeholders will be translated into tools, including scenario development, as well as training materials and capacity building measures. ROBUST will in this way contribute to a better understanding of rural-urban interactions, and it will at the same time enhance the capacity of relevant actors and institutions to foster mutually beneficial relations along rural – peri-urban – urban trajectories.
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Coordinator

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Address

Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 Pb Wageningen

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 801 978

Participants (24)

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ABERYSTWYTH UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 344 505

NODIBINAJUMS BALTIC STUDIES CENTRE

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 278 518

TUKUMA NOVADA DOME

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 106 869

UNIVERSITY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 429 531

BUNDESANSTALT FUR AGRARWIRTSCHAFT UND BERGBAUERNFRAGEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 288 809

BUNDESANSTALT FUER BERGBAUERNFRAGEN

Austria

PLANUNG & FORSCHUNG POLICY RESEARCH & CONSULTANCY BERGS UND ISSA PARTNERSCHAFTSGESELLSCHAFT WIRTSCHAFTS-UND SOZIALWISSENSCHAFTLER

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 504 842

PERI-URBAN REGIONS PLATFORM EUROPE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 224 340

UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 200 107

OIKOS SVETOVANJE ZA RAZVOJ DOO

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 187 558

LUONNONVARAKESKUS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 437 780

HELSINGIN KAUPUNKI

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 247 630

REGIONALNA RAZVOJNA AGENCIJA - LJUBLJANSKE URBANE REGIJE ZAVOD

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 81 988

ICLEI EUROPEAN SECRETARIAT GMBH (ICLEI EUROPASEKRETARIAT GMBH)*

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 364 384

GEMEENTE EDE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 167 068

COMMISSAO DE COORDENACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO REGIONAL DE LISBOA E VALE DO TEJO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 100 844

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 234 953

UNIVERSITA DI PISA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 161 477

GLOUCESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 153 059

REGIONALVERBAND FRANKFURTRHEINMAIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 156 945

PROVINCIA DI LUCCA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 137 926

WELSH LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 151 546

REGIONALMANAGEMENT STEIRISCHER ZENTRALRAUM GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 125 902

FEDERACION VALENCIANA DE MUNICIPIOS Y PROVINCIAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 111 375

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 727988

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2017

  • End date

    31 May 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.1.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 999 937,50

  • EU contribution

    € 5 999 934

Coordinated by:

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands