Book “Rural Europe on the Move”

A travel guide to transitions“.
Our book “RURAL EUROPE ON THE MOVE – A travel guide to transitions“. …
In this collective work, twelve authors share their personal stories of bringing together local communities, farmers, foresters, environmentalists, and political decision makers so as to facilitate the transition towards a more sustainable and inclusive rural Europe. Together the authors explore twenty-five years of experiences of Forum Synergies throughout Europe.

From Portugal to Latvia, from Scotland to Romania, from islands to mountain regions, you will discover people and their places, the challenges they face and the solutions they have found, as individuals and as local communities. The book reveals the importance of traditional knowledge of local communities and the innovative energy of the youth in moving towards a more sustainable and social rural economy. It shows how conflicts may be solved by constructive communication and mediation, and how local food strategies can even contribute to improved food legislation.
Rural Europe on the move” calls upon young people to make their rural regions and communities fit, so that they can respond to the challenges of climate change, biodiversity loss and social exclusion, making their own rural future more resilient and attractive.
You can read Rural Europe on the move online and/or download for free as pdf version. It is available in EN and FR


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A printed version of the book is available on demand at Forum Synergies (French or English). We will ask you to contribute to the shipping costs, in case you would like to give a donation (10.-€ per copy) this will also be highly appreciated.

A digital version of the book is available in our download centre

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Ch. 1: Meet the writing team in Marezige, SI, Istria
Ch. 2: Crisis and the social solidarity economy, GR, Karditsa
Ch. 3: Finding a “sense of place”, UK, Isle of Eigg
Ch. 4: Learning to listen, UK,PL, Pembrokeshore, Podlashie
Ch. 5: In Loco – here in this place, PT, Algarve
Ch. 6: Herbs, health and policies, RO, Transylvania
Ch. 7: Local Food Matters!, NMK, Bitola
Ch. 8: Tasting independence, FR, Beaufortain
Ch. 9: Surviving below the sealevel, DE, Pellworm
Ch. 10: The art of being different, AT, Lesachtal
Ch. 11: Seeding and sharing: Forum Synergies and PREPARE
Ch. 12: The energy of youth, NL, LV, Dronten, Jeglava
Ch. 13: Civil society against a hidden super power, IT, Sicily

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