D5.2 Case studies and factsheets of 30 promising practices – Output #3

Section title: NC4: Cultural festivals in a peripheral region

Highlights:
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


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Category: Case study

Country: Netherlands

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