Yle Nyheter and Vasabladet about the Attractiveness project

Earlier in October, Nordregio’s Senior Research Fellow Michael Kull visited Närpes – a city in Western Finland where one of the case studies for the Attractiveness project took place. The visit was covered by Yle media and Vasabladet.

“Rural attractiveness in Norden” project seeks to capture why certain rural areas are doing better than others. Funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers, the project compares fourteen cities in the Nordic region from the perspectives of public authorities, businesses and entrepreneurs, high school students and families.

Among other areas, Närpes demonstrates positive migration, population development and employment rate which are the main reasons why the city was included into the study – Michael Kull explains in the articles.

The project “Rural attractiveness in Norden” is part of the Nordic Thematic Group for Sustainable Rural Development. The final report on the attractiveness topic will be published next spring.

Read the full articles here (in Swedish):

Yle Nyheter – Nordiska forskare intresserade av Närpes – vill veta varför staden är så tilldragande

Vasabladet – Närpes är ett nordiskt exempel på attraktiv landsbygdsort