RICBrochure Discussion Chapter1 The New Regional Challenge

This is for Discussion of Chapter 1

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Jutta Croll: What do you mean with "Rural areas ... have sometimes more informal set of roles ..."? Do you have examples?

In traditional rural communities the set of roles is absolutely more formal than informal.

BernhardHaas: Connex to EU-Priorities for cohesion policy 2007-2013: ... To promote a sustainable development path and strenghten competitiveness in the knowledgebased economy, it is essential to ensure availability of basic infrastructure, to increase investment in human capital, and to promote innovation, including access and strategic use of information and communication technologies (ICTs).

Taken from: Cohesion Policy in support of growth and jobs - Community strategic guidelines, 2007-13 - non paper of directorates generals regional policy and employment, May 2005 First sentence: "Europe must renew the basis of its competitiveness, increase its growth potential and its productivity and strengthen social cohesion, placing the main emphasis on knowledge, innovation and the optimisation of human capital."

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