Negotiations on the future. What changes are new entrants in the countryside making?
Event report52 participants participated in the discussions organised by the Latvian Rural Forum in the framework of the Conference on the Future of Europe held online at the Zoom platform on 31 January 2022 at 16:00. Key messages and suggestions from participants: — People’s interest in moving from urban to countryside has increased in recent years, the main motivator is the desire to live in a clean, unpolluted environment, closer to nature, taking care of both the well-being of their health, their family and the sustainability of the planet. — New entrants bring new knowledge, skills, occupations and forms of business into the countryside, changing traditional views on the countryside as a place where agriculture, farming or livestock farming should be the main activity. — New entrants are actively engaging or activating local communities, encouraging local people to discover new potential for local natural and human resources; — New entrants have a significant impact on the revitalisation of rural areas, while supporting instruments must also be provided. Experience so far shows that municipalities that engage in and help identify local uninhabited properties are experiencing the greatest influx of people in their territories. Similarly, infrastructure that affects citizens’ mobility, communication and accessibility of services needs to be further addressed by finding innovative solutions tailored to the countryside, so that the fields as a quality place of residence are accessible to both the existing rural population and those considering moving to the countryside.
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