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Types of interaction between economy, rural society, environment and agricultural activities in European regions

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 44400

  • Start date

    1 January 2007

  • End date

    31 October 2009

Funded under:

FP6-POLICIES

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 006 000

  • EU contribution

    € 756 500

Coordinated by:

OESTERREICHISCHES INSTITUT FUER RAUMPLANUNG

Austria

Objective

Rural development policy and the new CAP increasingly place agriculture in a wider context taking into account the diversification of rural economy, the quality of the environment and food safety to gain higher competitiveness of the farming sector. Combining expertise in agricultural sciences and regional policies TERESA aims to shed light on these interrelations and the impact of policies on it, focusing on three goals: Goal A - identifying interrelationships in rural areas: to identify typical interrelationships between farming activities, rural economy, rural society and the environment. Goal B - modelling: to develop a model demonstrating the typical interrelations between agriculture, the rest of rural economy and the environment in different types of rural areas in Europe and the impact of policies on its development. Goal C - assessing policies: to identify and to assess different integration policies regarding their effectiveness in generating positive externalities for farming activities and rural development. An overview about the European situation shows the relevant policies and the variety of types of rural regions forming the basis of the research. Case studies investigate the different ways of rural development via statistical analysis, interviews with regional key-players and the exploration of existing supply-networks and institutional networks. Their results serve as input for an agent-based model that captures systemically the relationships between the diverse actors of rural areas and visualizes potential impacts of policies. Reflecting the empirical and modelling results options for future policies within the existing framework will be set up and discussed in order to show different ways towards a sustainable and integrated rural development. Bearing in mind the multi-functionality of agriculture TERESA contributes to the improvement of agriculture and forestry by assessing various policy options for sustainable rural development.

Coordinator

OESTERREICHISCHES INSTITUT FUER RAUMPLANUNG

Address

Franz-Josefs-Kai 27
562 Vienna

Austria

Participants (11)

NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE FOR URBAN AND REGIONAL RESEARCH

Norway

UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX

United Kingdom

SERVICE D'UTILITÉ AGRICOLE À COMPÉTENCES INTERDÉPARTEMENTALES MONTAGNE ALPES DU NORD

France

HUMBOLDT UNIVERSITY OF BERLIN

Germany

STANISLAW LESZCZYCKI INSTITUTE OF GEOGRAPHY AND SPATIAL ORGANISATION POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Poland

FUNDACIO EMPRESA I CIENCIA - UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA

Spain

CENTRUL DE ASISTENTA RURALA

Romania

BUNDESANSTALT FUER BERGBAUERNFRAGEN

Austria

ACCADEMIA EUROPEA PER LA RICERCA APPLICATA ED IL PERFEZIONAMENTO PROFESSIONALE BOLZANO

Italy

CORVINUS UNIVERSITY OF BUDAPEST

Hungary

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK

Ireland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 44400

  • Start date

    1 January 2007

  • End date

    31 October 2009

Funded under:

FP6-POLICIES

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 006 000

  • EU contribution

    € 756 500

Coordinated by:

OESTERREICHISCHES INSTITUT FUER RAUMPLANUNG

Austria