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Boosting rural tourism in Europe to drive rural growth

The Centre for Rural Economy is the advisory partner on a new project called Rural Growth (Interreg Europe) which is funded through the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund.

The projects aims to reverse rural economic decline through tourism.

We're the only academic institution involved - the remainder of the partners are from local authorities in Hungary (Nagykanizsa), The Netherlands (Drenthe), Finland (Savonlinna), Italy (Emilia-Romagna), Spain (Madina del Campo) and Romania (Harghita). 

Senior Lecturer Menelaos Gkartzios and PhD student Ian Merrell have been to the Netherlands to meet the European partners and heard about a wide variety of initiatives. 

In our latest blog post, Ian shares his experience of the trip.

published on: 13 December 2016