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Territorial Facts and Trends in the EU Rural Areas within 2015-2030

The current analysis aims to highlight selected key territorial facts and trends in the EU rural areas at pan-European, national (NUTS 0) and regional (NUTS 3) level within 2015-2030. These trends are related to the status and potential evolution of rural population, agricultural land and agricultural land abandonment, as well as to their macro-economic aggregation into agriculture-driven clusters. A snapshot of employment and gross value added in agriculture by 2015 is provided, too. The analysis is performed by applying the LUISA Territorial Modelling Platform of the European Commissions' Joint Research Centre and in particular - its latest Territorial Reference Scenario 2017.