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Developing rural services
Implementing local services in rural areas
Part 1 demonstrated to what extent meeting the service needs of rural
communities can be complex and difficult.
In this second part, some proposals are put forward for
methodological reflection regarding the implementation of local
services that form part of an area project.
Section one (2.1)
is especially concerned with analysing the
situation in terms of supply and demand. This is the starting point
for defining objectives and a strategy at the rural area level.
Section two (2.2)
presents methodological elements relative to
implementation with a view to filling in the gaps between supply and
demand. Section three (2.3)
provides some elements for reflection on
the role of LEADER groups in the implementation of local services.
This part analyses the existing room for manoeuvre for the creation
and safeguarding of services in the face of structural constraints in
rural areas and of the general contextual changes. In addition, it
reflects on the priorities and on the possibilities of establishing
complementarities with urban centres.