Rural areas represent 83% of the EU territory and are home to 30.6% of the EU’s population. They offer substantial natural resources, diverse ecosystems, and vibrant economic activities. However, they also face increasing challenges to their human, social, and natural capital.
After a four-year long journey, the SHERPA project has published its final recommendations to help rural areas address potential challenges and unlock existing and future opportunities to foster rural well-being.
These recommendations are based on the outputs of 41 Multi-Actor Platforms’ discussions, the SHERPA’s Position Papers and highlights from the SHERPA’s final conference. They target both policy and research recommendations, with a focus on the future and the post-2027 period and improvements to the EU’s Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas.
Published by Carla Lostrangio