What are the key drivers that will shape rural areas by 2040? And how to engage with the local actors and share their visions? In the annual conference fo SHERPA (Sustainable Hub to Engage into Rural Policies with Actors) these will be one of the main focal points.
In 2020, the European Commission initiated the preparation of a new long-term vision for rural areas. SHERPA prepared a contribution to the process by feeding in the views of science-society-policy actors: between April and October 2020, SHERPA Multi-Actor Platforms (MAPs) investigated challenges and opportunities and discussed a vision for their territory through to 2040.
SHERPA is a four-year project (2019-2023) with 17 partners funded by the Horizon 2020 programme. More: https://rural-interfaces.eu/events/