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Regional Multi-Actor Platform | Galicia

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About the MAP

In the region of Galicia, Spain, the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) facilitates the Multi-Actor Platform Galician Rural Interfaces. This is a regional platform that uses the Galician Association of Local Action Groups (GALAG) as support and a starting point.

The region faces typical challenges of peripheral regions in Europe, such as rural depopulation and aging, and the abandonment of farmland. Its bioclimatic conditions characterise Galicia as prone to forest fire risk and scenarios of climate change indicate that the situation will worsen.

The platform will focus on the following topics: employment and income generation, provision of infrastructures and services, and sustainable and inclusive land management. Specifically, in 2022 the work of the MAP will focus on the topic “Social dimension of rural areas”. These topics will be addressed considering the diversity of the region, where the territorial dynamics lead to three differentiated rural kinds: A rural immersed in a very advanced process of abandon, an active rural with a strong presence of agricultural land uses and a significant livestock specialization, and a last area where the urban-forest interface predominates.


The activities of this MAP are designed so that to achieve the following specific objectives:

  • MAP objective 1: Identify main drivers for rural development in Galicia.
  • MAP objective 2: Identify main issues for policy design towards rural development.
  • MAP objective 3: Identify the main factors for making the MAP sustainable across time.


LAGs, business and farmer organisations, universities, local and regional government.

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