(21 January 2020) - Nordregio, the Nordic Centre for Spatial Development, published in 2017 a report “Social Innovation in Local Development in the Nordic Countries and Scotland”, which is still a benchmark for remote rural areas.


(02 December 2019) - A seminar on the theme ‘What future for changing Alentejo?’ was organised by CARMEN and AEIDL in Portugal. The debates highlighted the need to build a shared vision of what a sustainable future should look like for this region.


(29 November 2019) - “La ciudad agropolitana. La aldea cosmopolita” (The agripolitan city, the cosmopolitan village) is the latest book by Jaime Izquierdo Vallina, a long-time expert in rural development. Yves Champetier (AEIDL) wrote one of the book’s forewords.


(08 November 2019) - As part of AEIDL's 30th anniversary celebrations, a field trip and a seminar were organised in early October in Alentejo, a region of southern Portugal that has undergone some rapid and drastic changes in recent years.