On July 2020, the European Commission released a Roadmap for the Adoption of the Communication on the Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas. The European Commission aims to create a debate on the future of rural areas and the role they have to play in our society.
This initiative will set out a vision for the future of rural areas by 2040 and gather views covering challenges such as:
- Demographic change;
- Low income levels;
- Limited access to services.
It will also explore innovative, inclusive and sustainable solutions in the light of climate and digital transformation and the COVID-19 crisis.
You can find more about this initiative here.