Lonely places and shrinking areas: challenges and opportunities for the future - 13WS21529

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM · 1 hr. 30 min. (CET)


The workshop will focus on different typologies of lonely places and shrinking areas and will identify challenges and opportunities, with particular attention to cohesion policy support.

The event will start with the presentation of 2 reports: “From lonely places to places of opportunities” from the Joint Research Centre, and the study “The ERDF support to areas confronted to population decline” carried out for DG REGIO by Spatial Foresight Europe. Both presentations will focus on challenges linked with territorial disparities and on the recommendations to magnify the impact of the resources available in the 2021-2027 policy framework.

The core of the workshop will be the panel discussion that will follow the presentations of the reports and will involve representatives from Youth organisation, The European Rural Development Network, members the European Parliament and the European Committee of the Regions.


European Commission - DG REGIOEuropean Commission - JRCSpatial Foresight
English (EN)