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Promotional Video About A Participatory Approach To Rural Planning In Sweden

Tool category
& type

Audiovisual and Media:

  • Other Audiovisual and Media
  • Keyword(s)

    Awareness raising, Local Action Group, Local development strategy, Participatory approach, Peri-urban


    An innovative yet simple approach to communicating ideas, this short video shows how rural development planning can work using good participatory approaches. With no voice-over and limited text (in SE & EN), it shows brief sequences of interaction between a LAG representative and local rural people.

    & RDP Region(s)


  • [SE] National Level
  • Main purpose

    The main aim of the short video is to promote the idea of good levels and types of consultation during planning to conclude a strategy for local development that locals feel reflects their needs and that they feel ownership of.

    tools used

    The video is one of a range of outcomes from a thematic working group within the Swedish NRN. In addition to this motivation video the group has:
    a. Conducted a survey of local municipalities about rural issues in the spatial planning process;
    b. Written and arranged publication of an article in national newspapers advocating the need for a rural dimension in spatial planning;
    c. Written and arranged publication of a “fiction article” how the planning process could be in an ideal municipality;
    d. Produced six leaflets about good practices from different municipalities.

    Target audience

    Rural Development Stakeholders:

  • NRNs
  • Managing Authorities
  • Other Government
  • LAGs
  • EU Institutions
  • Other Rural Development Stakeholders

  • General Audience:

  • Urban Population
  • Rural Population
  • Technical information

    WMV / Windows Media File 3'48, SE & EN text (no voice)

    Date produced

    October 2010

    Cost range

    €10 000 to €24 999


    The Swedish National Rural Network Support Unit, (NSU)

    Distribution & Promotion

    The distribution is the responsibility of the NSU.

    Assessment of effectiveness

    No special assessment has yet been done of this tool. Monitoring statistics show that the video has been downloaded 1282 times. A fuller assessment will be done within 2 years since all the measures and activities generated by the thematic working group are in operation right now.

    Name of organisation

    Swedish National Rural Network, Landsbygdsnätverket

    Type of

    National Rural Network

    Partner organisation(s)

    a. Anna Eklund, Sveriges kommuner och landsting, SKL / The Federation of Swedish Municipalities and County Councils
    b. Bo Lönnqvist, Hela Sverige ska leva / All Sweden shall live c. Ewa Engdahl, Coompanion d. Harry Westermark, The municipality of Östersund
    e. Ingrid Öhlund, Lantmäteriet / The Swedish Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registration Authority
    f. Lars Björneld, Leader Ranrike g. Louise Andersson, Länsstyrelsen i Skåne län / County Administration of Scania h. Madeleine Granvik, Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet, SLU, / Swedish university of Agricultural Sciences i. Maria Gustafsson, Nationella Landsbygdsnätverkets kansli, / SE NRN manager j. Tuva Bojstedt, Sveriges kommuner och landstings, SKL, / The Federation of Swedish Municipalities and County Councils k. Ulrika Åkerlund, Boverket / Swedish National Board of Housing, Building and Planning



    Name of contact person

    NSU web officer Jessica Hagård


    Landsbygdsnätverket S-551 82 Jönköping Sweden


    +46 36 302465