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Rural Network of Finland - Maaseutuverkosto

Rural topic(s): Development of rural territories


Country: Finland

Web site: http://www.maaseutu.fi / www.rural.fi

The Finnish Rural Network brings together the various actors involved in the rural development programmes, including Leader action groups, associations, advisory organisations and other stakeholders.Its activities are directed by the 22-member Rural Network Steering Group. In the background, three thematic working groups provide a source of inspiration for the activities – working groups on innovation and co-operation between regions, and a Leader working group.

Scale of intervention : National

Keywords: rural policy, agricultural policy, innovation, woodland management, integrated rural development, territorial project, local food systems, public-private partnership, Leader approach, rural entrepreneurship

Places: Finland

Actors: official rural development network or structure

Methods: networking, facilitation, information diffusion, debate, experience exchange