Rural perspectives on spatial disparities of education and employment outcomes

The project analyses spatial disparities of youth education and unemployment from the rural perspective in the Nordic region.

The spatial disparities concept helps to identify gaps in established structures of education, training or work that occur among youth living in rural areas.

The main aims of the project are:

  • To improve understanding of the spatial and cultural dimension of youth unemployment and inactivity from a rural perspective including – urban/rural variation, variation between countries, differences between rural areas (e.g. north/south, sparsely populated/remote/urban adjacent).
  • To explore the key policy differences between the countries along with potential links between these and outcomes for young people.
  •  To highlight examples of effective/innovative practice in the Nordic countries and autonomous regions.

The project will contribute to the Nordic Thematic Group for Sustainable Rural Development Programme