Rural repopulation, generational renewal and access to land: recent data, innovations and trends from a Catalan and European perspective10 Marzo, 2021 - All day - 10 Marzo, 2021 - 1:00 am
The event was held online and has been rated as fairly successful. It included two main parts: on one side a one-hour conference describing the main work packages of Ruralization, and some of the results so far; and on the other side a one-and-a-half-hour debate on the future of rural areas and the agricultural sector after the pandemic.
The 5 representatives in the debate were asked three questions, after the XCN presentation:
1. What would you highlight of the project/presentation?
2. What are you doing from your organizations to support agricultural and rural regeneration? 3. What will be the future of agriculture and rural regions after COVID?
The representative from Agrarian Park of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona recalled the relevance of proximity to urban areas, because of their job markets and public services supply, as it is highlighted in WP4. Thus, she was proposing to reinforce transport infrastructures, especially for those remote rural municipalities which are located further away from cities and do not have such easy access to jobs and services. In terms of access to land, they are promoting farm incubators (testing land plots) for new entrants.