Rural and remote areas are vital to our way of life, supporting the primary production of food and raw material, providing leisure activities and contributing to overall wellbeing and environmental health through ecosystem services.
However, they face distinct challenges compared to urban areas, specifically a declining and ageing population, less access to opportunities, and greater challenges in transport and energy infrastructure.
For these reasons, they require tailored policies and instruments that take advantage of their strengths while helping them tackle their challenges.
To help you better grasp this topic, our thematic experts, Katharina Krell and Simon Hunkin have put together a selection of reading materials and online events taking stock of Interreg Europe's good practices and policy initiatives.
Do you have a policy challenge on the rural green transition that you would like to tackle? Do not hesitate to contact our experts and they will see how to best help you!
News and features
Supporting the low-carbon transition in Europe’s islandsEuropean islands have a unique position in the low-carbon transition. Read about how the RESOR partnership allows for exchanging experiences and good practices.
Enabling community energy in the Region of NormandyRead how the APPROVE project enabled community energy in the Region of Normandy.
Online events key-learnings
Demand responsive transportDemand responsive transport is a flexible mode of transportation that adapts to the demands of its user groups. It can have significant environmental benefits. This policy brief highlights the benefits of demand responsive transport for European regions.
Join us for a webinar on 12 September
We are inviting you to a webinar on supporting the rural green transition.