Which Nordic municipalities are good examples for attracting people to rural areas? This question leads Nordregio researchers to explore fourteen areas, Alvdal in Norway is among them.
There are two main criteria for choosing municipalities for the study – it must have bigger immigration than emigration rate and the municipality must be good at creating jobs. Alvdal fulfils both criteria, says Nordregio’s Research Director Karen Refsgaard in the interview to the local media “Alvdal midt i væla”.
The project “Rural attractiveness in Norden” is a part of the Nordic Thematic Group for Sustainable Rural Development. The final report on the attractiveness topic will be presented next year in spring.