Starting in April 2020: a third-party funded research project on empowerment in rural regional development („HeiDi- Heimat Digital: Potenziale und Strategien digitaler Regionalentwicklung im ländlichen Raum“)

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Recent developments in digitization may be seen as threats, however, they also provide the opportunity to foster a positive relationship of people with their communities (place attachment) via participatory regional development. This may be particularly positive for sustainable development of rural areas at risk of demographic decline. The project’s aim is to synthesize, systematize and analyse Europe-wide examples of ‘good practice’ related to digital strategies and instruments on this issue. These examples will be compiled, resulting in an orientation framework that is being made available in the form of a digital toolbox for further use in regional development.

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