Enterprise & Community Alliances for Rural Vibrancy
“People helping each other to adapt to demographic change in rural areas and to improve the vibrancy of their communities”
SKDP is one of 12 Partners in this EU Funded project. The Opening Conference was held in Cardiff in June 2012. This project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg IVB North West Europe Programme to promote strong and prosperous communities in N W Europe.
Alliances catalyst for change using business and community networks and “grapevines”providing win-win opportunities to gain value from each other.
- Form a new type of alliance (Enterprise-Community-Alliance) between enterprises and local communities, mobilising rural residents of all ages, backgrounds& residential status. They will work together to help their communities to adapt to the changing demography in modern rural society.
- Harness the best qualities of enterprise principles, combined with community values, to construct these new alliances, empowering people living in rural areas to be their own agents for change & contribute to better social inclusion & increased competitiveness.
- Create new relationships between the public sector & rural communities to work together to safeguard & enhance rural resources & services, including innovative finance methods.
- Create a Rural Vibrancy Measuring Index, to help people assess their community and identify actions to undertake.