Rural coworking spaces create opportunities for cooperation and innovation in rural areas while helping to attract new professionals to settle in the countryside.
Projects & Practice
Many small towns have the problem of vacant sales spaces and an innovative concept to revitalise city centres is to offer flexible rental options to pop-up shops. This was the winning initiative of the 2019 Rural Inspiration Awards in the 'Popular Vote' category.
A pilot project to demonstrate the environmental and economic benefits of using solar energy.
A young female farmer introduced a blackberry plantation into a wheat and barley production area and created added value by developing a new range of products. This was the winning initiative of the 2019 Rural Inspiration Awards in the 'Improving competitiveness' category.
An innovative concept to revitalise the city centre of an Austrian town by offering flexible rental options to pop up shops.
Promoting the use of a landscape feature, as it is the dry-stone constructions, to stimulate territorial development.
A transnational cooperation project on converting abandoned parish houses to accommodate tourists.
The ‘Kraft Das Murtal’ is an economic network of businesses aiming to identify and support the business potential of the region and contribute to its further development.
De Putter is an example of how small communities that are facing a declining level of services can improve their livelihood and promote social cohesion.
This inter-territorial cooperation project sought to expand a network of co-working spaces in rural Catalonia and raise awareness of their benefits.