New perspectives for rural areas close to cities

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


The Versailles Plain Association is an extremely important facilitating body in a complex area impacted by urban pressures and fragmented by institutional and administrative logics. This body brings together energies and projects of the various actors concerned by the future of the plain, its agriculture and its landscapes. It has succeeded in curbing the main threat that existed twenty years ago, an insidious urban sprawl, with the risk of an accelerated degradation of the landscape and agricultural qualities of this area. Beyond this risk, which now seems to be contained, the Association has succeeded in promoting structuring projects in the plain and is helping the gradual transformation of existing agricultural structures, their diversification and the installation of new activities related to agriculture or the processing of agricultural products. Thus, it promotes farmers’ generational renewal and a more local agriculture in a very urbanised context.

The project RURALIZATION has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 817642
Period31 Oct 2022
Event typeSeminar
LocationDelft, NetherlandsShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Rural development
  • Versailles
  • generational renewal