Rural Attractiveness Project Cases
This database contains cases from Nordic Thematic Group on Sustainable Rural Development 2017-2020 Rural Attractiveness Project. The selected areas in eight Nordic countries are all defined as attractive in the sense that their populations and employment have increased in recent years.
Interviews were conducted with public sector and business representatives, entrepreneurs, high school students, people from the education sector, and families. Stakeholders told about job creation, working and living conditions in these areas as well as attractiveness plans for the future.
Click on signs in the map or on posts to find short stories and case study reports of each municipality.
Alvdal in Norway: Building on an entrepreneurial spiritIcelandic municipality Árborg: more jobs to attract peopleAvannaata municipality – a fishing-based society with tourismBornholm: An island with growing potentialFljótsdalshérað: Local organisation wants to attract young peopleMore attractive Hjørring in DenmarkInari in Finland - attractiveness and Arctic advantageJomala in Åland: jobs, amenities and timeGrowing opportunities in KlaksvíkMeet Lebesby - challenging but attractive place to liveNärpes attracts migrants and green growthLife in Oskarshamn: good environment, services and cultural lifePiteå in Sweden: Competitive and proudVágur: Improving attractiveness through a change of image