Challenges for rural areas
type of document: interview
key word: methodology and development
source: LEADER Magazine n°12
date of publication: 10/96
Interview Dr Fischler, Member of the European Commission, in charge of Agriculture and Rural Development
LEADER Magazine: Dr Fischler, the Conference on Rural Development will be held in Cork, Ireland from 7 to 9 November. What are your expectations? "Conference" sounds more like expense accounts and wordy speeches than positive action.
LM: What then do you think the conference can achieve?
LM: An awareness that at present only insiders possess.
LM: What are the major challenges for rural areas as we approach the 21st century?
LM: Much of what you say refers to the future. But a structural policy for rural areas has been around for a long time. Have development opportunities been missed?