The role of the municipality in building territorial cohesion and cultural bridges: an italian promising practice

The paper contributes to the discussion on the role that local authorities have in regenerating rural areas and fostering territorial cohesion (Belliggiano et al, 2017; De Rubertis et al, 2019), presenting the case of Castel del Giudice, a small Italian municipality (314 inhabitants), which has developed a proactive local development strategy to address the significant demographic challenges of an ageing population and limited development opportunities. In this framework the development of agricultural production and consumption has a relevant role.

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