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Rural development

D1.3: Network Brokerage and Good Practice | DERREG

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Authors: Alexandre Dubois, Moa Hedström and Andrew Copus (Nordregio), Wiebke Wellbrock (WU), Milada Stastna (MENDELU), Irma Potočnik Slavič (UL) and Emilija Kairyte (NeVork). This working paper reports on the ‘state of the art’ of network brokering based on a survey of relevant academic literatures, before presenting the results of case study analysis undertaken in five European regions. 

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Rural development

D1.2: Report on Electronic Survey and Structured Interviews | DERREG

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Authors: WP1 Partners (Global Engagement and Local Embeddedness of Rural Businesses).
This report gives an account of the primary empirical phase of WP1, which comprised two surveys, both targeting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the five case study areas (in Sweden, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Slovenia and Lithuania.)

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Rural development

D2.2: Newspaper articles on the results of migration interviews | DERREG

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Newspaper articles written about the results of qualitative interviews carried out with migrants in the WP2 case study regions

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Rural development

Deliverable 5.1: Literature Review and DERREG Conceptual Framework | DERREG

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Author: Michael Woods. The purpose of this paper is to outline the conceptual framework that will be followed in the DERREG project.

The paper is divided into five main parts. The first part briefly outlines the dynamics of change in rural Europe and positions the research in a broader geographical and historical context. The second part reviews approaches to globalisation in the existing literature, with a particular emphasis on rural research on globalisation. The third part focuses in on questions about how globalisation acts to restructure regions and places and introduces the relational approach to globalisation. The fourth part briefly reviews literature on models of rural development, drawing in particular on findings from the recently completed ETUDE project. Finally, the fifth section outlines the principles of the conceptual framework that will be followed in the DERREG project.

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Rural development

Über DERREG | DERREG

DERREGEuropas ländliche Regionen im Zeitalter der Globalisierung – Ein interpretatives Modell für ein besseres Verständnis und Reagieren der Regionalentwicklung auf globale Herausforderungen.

Wozu DERREG?

Die Globalisierung stellt für die ländlichen Regionen Europas eine der wesentlichen Herausforderungen dar und führt zu einschneidenden sozialen, wirtschaftlichen, kulturellen und politischen Veränderungen. Gegenwärtig vorliegende Studien über die Auswirkungen der Globalisierung auf ländliche Regionen fokussieren einzelne Sektoren, Prozesse oder Orte. Das Fehlen einer übergreifenden, integrativen Untersuchung hatte bisher zur Folge, dass regionale Entwicklungsstrategien den neuen Herausforderungen nicht in vollem Umfang gerecht werden konnten.

Das Ziel des DERREG-Projektes ist die Entwicklung eines interpretativen Modells. Dieses Modell soll Wissenschaftler und Akteure aus dem Bereich Regionalentwicklung dazu befähigen, die wesentlichen Herausforderungen der Globalisierung für ländliche Regionen besser verstehen und entsprechend reagieren zu können.

Das Forschungsvorhaben

Im Rahmen des DERREG-Projektes werden empirische Untersuchungen zu vier Themenschwerpunkten durchgeführt:

  • Globale Einbindung und lokale Verankerung ländlicher Unternehmen
  • Internationale Mobilität und Migration der ländlichen Bevölkerung
  • Umweltkapital und nachhaltige ländliche Entwicklung
  • Wissensvermittlung, Lernende Region und Governance

 In einem weiteren Arbeitsschritt werden die Ergebnisse dieser Untersuchungen in Form einer integrierten Analyse zusammengefasst.

Fallstudien
Fallstudienuntersuchungen werden in zehn Regionen vorgenommen:

  • Oevre Norrland, Schweden
  • West Region, Irland
  • Alytus, Litauen
  • Comarca de Verín, Spanien
  • Region Goriška, Slowenien
  • Region Pomurska, Slowenien
  • Jihomoravský kraj, Tschechische Republik
  • Westerkwartier, Niederlande
  • Direktionsbezirk Dresden, Deutschland
  • Saarland, Deutschland

Wem nützt DERREG?

Das DERREG Projektteam arbeitet eng mit Sozialwissenschaftlern sowie nationalen und lokalen Entscheidungsträgern zusammen, um den derzeitigen Forschungsstand zu erweitern und praxisrelevante Empfehlungen für regionale Entwicklungsstrategien zu erarbeiten.

  • Wissenschaftliche Literatur & Wissenschaftsgemeinschaft
  • Politische Entscheidungsträger und regionale Akteure
  • Frühere Projekte gefördert im 5./6. FRP
  • Parallel laufende Projekte im 7. FRP
  • Themenverwandte Forschungstätigkeiten der Projektpartner

Verbreitung der Projektergebnisse
Die DERREG Ergebnisse werden auf vielfältige Weise an ein wissenschaftliches und nicht-wissenschaftliches Publikum weitergegeben, u.a. durch…

  • eine projekteigene Webseite,
  • einen jährlich erscheinenden Rundbrief,
  • einen Film,
  • Artikel in Fachzeitschriften,
  • Präsentationen auf Konferenzen,
  • Gastvorlesungen,
  • regionale Workshops und Exkursionen,
  • eine internetgestützte Datenbank und
  • eine Abschlussveranstaltung.
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Rural development

Final Conference of the DERREG Project | DERREG

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Globalization and Rural Regions in Europe: Impacts, Challenges and Lessons
Hotel Diana, Murska Sobota, Slovenia, 12th and 13th October 2011

This two-day conference presented results from the DERREG project, funded by the European Commission’s Framework Programme 7, to examine the ways in which rural regions have been affected by different dimensions of globalization, and to discuss the responses that have been adopted by regional governments, businesses and community groups.

The first day of the conference focused on the presentation and discussion of results from DERREG concerning the engagement of rural businesses with the global economy; the dynamics and implications of international migration to and from rural regions; and the influence of global concerns in shaping regional environmental policies and opportunities for sustainable development. The second day of the conference presented findings from DERREG about building regional capacity to respond to globalization and discuss the implications of the research for policy and practice, including highlighting examples of good practice in rural development responses to the challenges of globalization.The following presentations from the conference are available to download below:

Introduction: Globalization and Rural Europe – Past, Present and Future.

Michael Woods (Aberystwyth University, UK) 

Rural Businesses, Global Engagement and Local Embeddedness:Overview – Andrew Copus (Nordregio, Sweden)Case Study 1: Goriška region – Irma Potočnik Slavič (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Case Study 2: South Moravia – Milada Šťastná (Mendel University, Czech Republic)

International Migration and Rural Europe:Overview – Birte Nienaber (Universität des Saarlandes, Germany)Case Study 1: Pomurje region – Irena Mrak (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)Case Study 2: Saxony – Robert Nadler (Leibniz – Institut für Landekunde, Germany)

The Global Environment and Rural Sustainable Development:

Overview – Joachim Burdack & Michael Kriszan (Leibniz – Institut für Landekunde, Germany)Case Study 1: West of Ireland – Maura Farrell & John McDonagh (National University of Ireland, Galway)Case Study 2: Saarland – Birte Nienaber (Universität des Saarlandes, Germany)

Regional Learning and Rural Development:

Overview – Dirk Roep & Wiebke Wellbrock (Wageningen University, Netherlands)

Case Study 1: Comarca de Verin  – Dolores Dominguez Garcia (Wageningen University, Netherlands)Case Study 2: West of Ireland – Maura Farrell  & Marie Mahon (National University of Ireland, Galway)

Policy Perspectives on Globalization and Rural Development:A national perspective – Dr. Andrej Horvat, State Secretary in the Cabinet of the Prime Minister, SloveniaA regional perspective – Romeo Varga, Regional Development Agency Mura (Pomurska), Slovenia

Showcase of Good Practice Examples:

David Bratož, Regional Development Agency ROD (Goriška), Slovenia (ICON)

Frans Traa, WSI Westerkwartier, Netherlands 

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Rural development

DERREG Scientific Workshop | DERREG

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29-30 June 2011, Aberystwyth University.
This two-day workshop will allow project members to draw together and discuss the results and conclusions from each of the work packages in a series 90-minute sessions, each joined by an external academic discussant. The final session will seek to integrate the findings from the individual work packages and discuss the project’s overarching conclusions about rural development in the era of globalization.

The workshop will be followed on the afternoon of Thursdau 30th by an excursion to the Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth.

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Rural development

DERREG Policy Seminar | DERREG

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31 March, European Parliament, Brussels: ‘Rural Development and Globalisation in Europe’

 This seminar presented and discussed emerging findings, policy recommendations and good practice examples from the DERREG project. It was attended by over 50 participants, including representatives from the European Commission, rural development organizations, academic institutions and related research projects.

The seminar included the following presentations, which are available for download below:

1) Overview of globalization challenges and opportunities for rural Europe. Michael Woods,       Aberystwyth University 

2) Rural SMEs and Transnational Business Networks. Andrew Copus, Nordregio.
3) International migration to rural regions. Birte Nienaber and Wioletta Frys, Universität des Saarlandes
4) Rural sustainable development in international context. Joachim Burdack and Michael Kriszan, Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde
5) Rural Learning Regions. Dirk Roep and Wiebke Wellbrock, Wageningen University.
6) CAP reform and rural development (insights from the project CAP-IRE). Davide Viaggi, University of Bologna
7) Policy integration for rural development (results from the RUFUS project). Sylvia Herrmann, University of Hannover

In addition, a European Policy Brief reporting on emerging findings and policy recommandations from the DERREG project was produced in advance of the seminar and is also available to download. 

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Rural development

Launch of DERREG 'Good Practice Database' | DERREG

The DERREG ‘Good Practice Database’ was launched at the project’s final conference in Murska Sobota, Slovenia, in October 2011, and is available on the website: http://www.derreg.eu/content/good-practice-database

The identification of ‘good practice’ examples within the different case study regions has been a central part of the DERREG methodology across the four thematic work packages (WP1-4).

These are examples of rural development initiatives, projects or enterprises that have worked well within the particular context of that case study region, but which can also highlight ideas or practices that might be transferable to other regions.

For this purpose, we have launched the ‘Good Practice Database’ on the DERREG website and made this fully accessible as a resource for all interested rural development stakeholders, practitioners, policy makers and academics.

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Rural development

DERREG Project Films on YouTube | DERREG

A series of short films about the DERREG case study regions are now available to view on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/user/derregfilms?feature=watch

The films depict good practice examples of initiatives which are engaging with the opportunities and challenges presented by globalisation in Europe’s rural regions.  

The films were produced by 3 film studies graduates from Aberystwyth University: Jordan Renshaw, Akvile Vzesniauskaite and Alex Hughes.