This ENRD workshop discussed ways to respond to demographic change and promote social inclusion in rural areas. Entitled 'Social Hubs in Rural Europe', the event explored existing hubs of activity and inspiring initiatives from across Europe around specific social inclusion and demographic change issues, including:
- Integration of migrants and refugees in rural areas (with a specific focus on the role of rural networks);
- Socio-economic integration of Roma in rural areas (with a specific focus on the role of LEADER and Local Development Strategies);
- The role of arts & culture in promoting social inclusion in rural areas;
- Responding to demographic change (with a specific focus on new opportunities for young people and women entrepreneurs in rural areas).