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Rural multi-actor platforms for sustainable engagement


One of the strengths of the Sustainable Hub to Engage in Rural Policies with Actors (SHERPA) is the inclusion of three societal actor groups in rural multi-actor platforms: science, society and policy.

Such science-society-policy interfaces are expressions of a changed understanding of governance in the 21st century. Throughout Europe and the world, there are numerous examples of different multi-actor platform constellations, topics and aims. This implies a real trend towards inclusive, community-based approaches to governance. These interfaces can contribute to, among others, strengthened resilience and economic competitiveness for rural areas. How can we ensure a sustainable engagement within SHERPA?

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