Innovative Rural Development Initiatives

Wickenhagen A, Pontieri A, & Heilig GK (2002). Innovative Rural Development Initiatives. IIASA Interim Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: IR-02-014

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Abstract

This Interim Report provides first results from case studies of innovative rural development initiatives in Europe. They were conducted by IIASA's European Rural Development (ERD) project during 2001 -- primarily to test the feasibility of the research concept and to get a first realistic impression of rural development problems and possibilities at the IDeal level.

These reports are only the first round of a much larger sample of some 40 to 50 case studies, which are planned for the next two years. The results from these initial investigations will be used to streamline the research procedure for the larger sample of case studies.

The rural development initiatives in this report include the following projects: a project to promote direct marketing of organic farming products in Eastern Germany ("Scheunenhof"); an eco-tourism project in Estonia ("Viljandimaa"); a Hungarian project to promote environmental protection and tourism ("SPANC"); an EU-network project to promote integrated participatory planning in Finland, Sweden and Norway ("CROSSPLAN"); a private imitative to establish a rural high-tech company in Carinthia, Austria ("me.chanic"); a project in Finland to improve the social competence and labor qualifications of rural delinquents ("KEHYPAJA"); the project of a Swedish farmer to build a small-scale wind power plant ("PITCH WIND"); and the initiatives of a mother and son in a small Polish village to start a farm-tourism agency and an eco-technology center ("Sunflower Farm").

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Interim Report)
Research Programs: Sustainable Rural Development (SRD)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:14
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2016 07:24
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/6771

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