What is ruralvision.eu?

ruralvision.eu is a forum for all those interested in the positive and sustainable development of villages and rural areas in Europe. It focuses attention on good examples of rural change, shares scientific and practical findings, and debates topical issues. Its aim is to present a vision for rural areas that is economically viable and sustainable for the future. And all in three languages: German, English and Spanish!

Why should you read ruralvision.eu?

Because you, as a practitioner, academic, or committed rural resident, want to broaden your knowledge and share your experiences.

What can you use from the contributions on the website?

Here you will find innovative approaches, exciting projects and inspiring ideas from different regions of Europe. Use them to change your own environment in a positive manner, help shape it and create a sustainable future. This Europe of ours needs it!

What are the topics here that we really get enthusiastic about?

Village development, rural development, Europe, resilience, vibrancy, change, challenges, local democracy, community development, citizen participation, civic engagement, social and technical innovation, urban-rural relations, (neo-) endogenous regional development, bottom-up, economic viability for the future and much more.

When and why did ruralvision.eu come into being?

ruralvision.eu has been in existence since the beginning of 2018. The impetus for this forum is my professional and academic experience, gained during the early years of my career, and various research stays in outstanding villages in Europe. You can follow the new things I come across in my everyday work under “Gallery | Research trip”.