Grasping rural community resilience and well-being After kicking off in February 2022 the REBOUND partnership, including LDnet/AEIDL, focused during the past year on compiling state-of-the-art knowledge in the field of rural community resilience and well-being. The main instrument to achieve this was a questionnaire distributed to a broad range of stakeholders to gain community, practitioner, […]
REBOUND: Experts in rural community resilience wanted!
Erasmus+ project ‘REBOUND’ focuses on compiling state-of-the-art knowledge in the field of rural community resilience and well-being After kicking off in February 2022 the REBOUND partnership, including LDnet, has begun the initial planning and work on the project. In order to place the main objectives of the project on a firm theoretical but also practical […]
4th European Rural Parliament – Let Europe´s rural voice be heard
The 4th European Rural Parliament took place in the rural, green north of Spain, in the coastal village of Candás (Asturias) from 6th to 9th November 2019. Alistair Adam Hernández participated and his report is presented below. I attended the ERP as LDnet representative and was kindly invited to join the German delegation. The choice […]
Resilient Villages: “Vibrant rural communities are not afraid to take risks”
In his current research, LDnet board member, Alistair Adam-Hernández examines why some rural communities are able to adapt to change better than others. During the European Rural Sociology Conference 2019, “Rural Futures in a Complex World” in Trondheim (NO), an international group of social scientists discussed how this concept could enable rural communities to harness […]
EURACADEMY: Resilient Rural Communities
A short participant’s report on the 16th EURACADEMY Summer Academy From 4th to 8th September 2017 the 16th Summer Academy of the EURACADEMY Association was held in Midleton, County Cork, Republic of Ireland. Participants from across Europe including Croatia, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Poland, Scotland, Slovenia, Wales and Armenia worked together with local communities in […]
Resilience and its Core Principles – The key to Sustainable Rural Development?
Learning to Shape Change actively in European Rural Areas Since the late 1990s the use of the term resilience has experienced a bonanza (Bürkner, 2010; Vogt, 2015). It is now ubiquitous in European cohesion and regional policy and is often used in a transdisciplinary manner (Lukesch, 2015). In the meantime it has risen to become […]
LDnet | Sustainment of integrative neighbourhood development in North Rhine Westphalia
Despite the unfortunate use of the word sustainment (let’s hope that one does not catch on), this is a useful account by the North Rhine Westphalia government of their Social Cities approach to disadvantaged neighbourhoods. In German on facing pages. http://urbact.eu/fileadmin/Projects/Reg_Gov/outputs_media/Handbook_Sustainment.pdf
LDnet | LD and the EU funds 2014-2020
development” and states that to facilitate the implementation of multi-dimensional and cross-sectoral interventions, the Commission proposes to strengthen community-led initiatives, facilitate the implementation of integrated local development strategies and formation of local action groups, based on the experience of the LEADER approach. The full texts of the EC proposals for the ESF, ERDF, EARDF and […]