Section title: NC4: Cultural festivals in a peripheral region
1) Organising cultural events has a positive impact on a peripheral region.
2) As it also depends on local developments and histories, and often is based on bottom-up initiatives, it is not easy to transfer this practice to other regions.
3) In the Oldambt area, some improvements could be made in terms of cooperation and promotion
Category: Case study
NUTS1 region: NL1 North Netherlands
Type of region: Intermediate
RUR actor group: Newcomers
Local authority role: Providing funding, Providing consultancy, and Coordinating
Civil society organisation role: Providing funding, Providing consultancy, and Coordinating
Single persons role: Providing funding, Implementing policy, Providing infrastructure, Providing consultancy, Coordinating, and Entrepreneur
Politician role: Providing funding, Implementing policy, Providing infrastructure, Providing consultancy, and Coordinating
Rural development pathway: Smart Specialisation, Rural-Urban Relations, and Human Capital
Rural development topic adressed: Lack of economic diversity, Human capital, and Cultural activities
Type of action: Information platform, networks, hubs, Policy (policy recommendation, political support, political capital), Community and knowledge sharing, and Diversification: Artisan, art & culture