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Lessons from the COVID-19 crisis for rural development

Feb 22, 2021 | Opinions

(22 February 2021) – A new AEIDL briefing by Enrique Nieto highlights lessons for rural development based on the analysis of some local rural initiatives implemented across the EU to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

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Local examples were mostly identified from a number of repositories of initiatives developed by international organisations and networks such as ENRD, FARNET, ICLEI, etc.

Hence, this briefing does not intend to provide an exhaustive analysis, but to feed the debate around the consequences of the pandemic for rural areas, by showcasing key learnings from outstanding local responses of some rural areas of Europe.

Special acknowledgements to AEIDL colleagues Ewan Geffroy, Ana Nava, Patricia Martinez, Roxana Vilcu, Lucia Garrido and Blanca Casares for their contribution with ideas and inputs to this document.

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