Rural Development in the Nordics

Each Nordic country is different, but there are also a lot of similarities. Nordic cooperation is generally considered to be an extremely important asset when working with rural development. The similarities make it possible for the countries to learn from each other and find the best ways to meet challenges.

The Nordic Thematic Group on Sustainable Rural Development 2017-2020 consists of members from all the Nordic countries and the goal is to contribute to the policy development and create knowledge and tools for decision-makers and practitioners. The group studies current rural affairs through applied science and sharing best practises between the countries and regions. The publications are available on this website. The group is a part of the Nordic Co-operation Programme for Regional Development and Planning 2017-2020.


Find out more about projects and activities of Sustainable Rural Development in the Nordics.


Publications about Sustainable Rural Development in the Nordics.


Meet the thematic group members from all the Nordic countries.

Check out the other groups from the Nordic Co-operation Programme