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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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance

Call for proposal

H2020-RUR-2016-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 801 978

Participants (23)

ABERYSTWYTH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 344 505
Address
Visualisation Centre Penglais
SY23 3BF Aberystwyth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NODIBINAJUMS BALTIC STUDIES CENTRE
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 278 518
Address
Kokneses Prospekts 26-2
1014 Riga
Activity type
Research Organisations
TUKUMA NOVADA PASVALDIBA
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 106 869
Address
Talsu Iela 4
3101 Tukuma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 429 531
Address
The Park
GL50 2RH Cheltenham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BUNDESANSTALT FUR AGRARWIRTSCHAFT UND BERGBAUERNFRAGEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 288 809
Address
Dietrichstrasse 27
1030 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
PLANUNG & FORSCHUNG POLICY RESEARCH & CONSULTANCY BERGS UND ISSA PARTNERSCHAFTSGESELLSCHAFT WIRTSCHAFTS-UND SOZIALWISSENSCHAFTLER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 504 842
Address
Im Hopfengarten 19 B
65812 Bad Soden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PERI-URBAN REGIONS PLATFORM EUROPE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 224 340
Address
Gulden Vlieslaan 72
1060 Brussel Sint Gillis
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 200 107
Address
Avenida Blasco Ibanez 13
46010 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OIKOS SVETOVANJE ZA RAZVOJ DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 187 558
Address
Glavni Trg 19
1241 Kamnik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LUONNONVARAKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 437 780
Address
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
HELSINGIN KAUPUNKI
Finland
EU contribution
€ 247 630
Address
Pohjois Esplanadi 15-17
00099 Helsingin
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
REGIONALNA RAZVOJNA AGENCIJA - LJUBLJANSKE URBANE REGIJE ZAVOD
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 81 988
Address
Tehnoloski Park 19
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
ICLEI EUROPEAN SECRETARIAT GMBH (ICLEI EUROPASEKRETARIAT GMBH)
Germany
EU contribution
€ 364 384
Address
Leopoldring 3
79098 Freiburg Im Breisgau
Activity type
Other
GEMEENTE EDE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 167 068
Address
Bergstraat 4
6711 DD Ede
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
COMMISSAO DE COORDENACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO REGIONAL DE LISBOA E VALE DO TEJO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 100 844
Address
Rua De Artilharia Um 33
1296-145 Lisbon
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 234 953
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049-001 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 161 477
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GLOUCESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 153 059
Address
Shire Hall Westgate Street
GL1 2TG Gloucester
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
REGIONALVERBAND FRANKFURTRHEINMAIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 156 945
Address
Poststrasse 16
60329 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
PROVINCIA DI LUCCA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 137 926
Address
Cortile Carrara 1
55100 Lucca
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
WELSH LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 151 546
Address
Local Gouvernement House Drake Walk
CF10 4LG Cardiff
Activity type
Research Organisations
REGIONALMANAGEMENT STEIRISCHER ZENTRALRAUM GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 125 902
Address
Jungferngasse 1/3
8010 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FEDERACION VALENCIANA DE MUNICIPIOS Y PROVINCIAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 111 375
Address
Calle Guillem De Castro 46 - 1°
46001 Valencia
Activity type
Other