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faced by rural areas in Europe

Rural areas are characterised by immense diversity both in terms of society and culture, but also in terms of geography and topography, comprising small or larger communities far away from urban centres or in proximity to them, lowland areas, or sparsely-populated mountainous and island territories.



Ageing population

Limited connectivity and access to public infrastructures and services

Environmental conditions

FUTURAL aims to address these challenges and empower the future of rural areas by supporting them to become more resilient and sustainable, better connected and capable of improving their citizens’ well-being.