Italian winemaking town sets example for EU rural revival

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Interview in Horizon Magazine.

Period17 Sept 2023

Media contributions


Media contributions

  • TitleItalian winemaking town sets example for EU rural revival
    Media name/outletHorizon Magazine
    Media typeWeb
    DescriptionAnother team of researchers, who also received funding from the EU, focused on drawing young people to rural regions in Europe to live and work. The four-year project, called RURALIZATION, ended in April 2023.

    ‘It’s the lack of opportunity that makes rural areas decline,’ said Willem Korthals Altes. ‘Young people like to live there, but they don’t find ways to make a living.’

    Korthals Altes was coordinator of the project and is a professor in land development at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.
    Producer/AuthorPieter Devuyst
    PersonsW.K. Korthals Altes