Rural areas are often stereotyped. ‘Agroinfluencers’ help to break down these prejudices by sharing their daily life in rural areas and their work in agriculture on social...
'Promoting social inclusion in rural areas and complementary thematic activities' is one of the thematic working priorities of the European Network for Rural Development (ENRD) in the 2014-2020 programming period.
It links directly to Priority 6 of the EU Rural Development policy on "promoting social inclusion, poverty reduction and economic development in rural areas".
This edition of the EU Rural Review explores the main features of the social economy, highlighting its relevance for European rural areas and European policy objectives (including the EU Green Deal, the European Pillar of Social Rights and the Digital Agenda for Europe).
StartupVillage is a project that combines high connectivity with entrepreneurship and innovation for rural and territorial repopulation, by working with more than 450 entrepreneurs in Spain. Coordinated by Territorio Emprendimiento, it is a spinoff of the European Commission StartupVillage Europe Network (SVEN).
Staramaki is a Social Cooperative Entreprise based in Kilkis, a rural region in Greece, that uses the byproduct of local wheat cultivation to create a viable eco-friendly alternative to single use plastic straws. It brings benefits for the environment and the local agricultural economy and offers labour opportunities for vulnerable groups of people such as former unemployed-Greeks and refugees.