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Social Inclusion & Economy

Priority 6: Promoting social inclusion, poverty reduction and economic development in rural areas

Some 14 % of the population in the EU’s predominantly rural regions suffers from employment rates of less than half the EU average, and there are areas of low per-capita GDP. Much can be done to help create a wider variety of better quality jobs and an improved level of overall local development, including through ICT.

Areas of Intervention:

  • Facilitating diversification, creation of new small enterprises and job creation
  • Promoting local development in rural areas
  • Enhancing accessibility to, and use and quality of information and communication technologies (ICT) in rural areas