Revitalising Rural Spaces: Learning Opportunities for Youth living in Rural Areas
Abandoned, unused or underutilised buildings are a common feature of EU rural areas. Empty squares, disused schools or factories, unused fields – reminders of the past centrality of these territories in EU history – not only can negatively impact the quality of life for citizens and the attractiveness of the territory: they represent untapped potential and missed opportunities for local communities.
Instead of remaining dormant and draining communities, Europe showcases inspiring transformations where these spaces have become pivots of positive change. Deserted buildings are reborn as bustling community centers, hosting events and workshops that revive social interaction and cultural vibrancy; Creative hubs blossom with artistic expression, attracting tourism and enhancing the territory’s cultural identity; Public spaces are reimagined as recreational areas, with parks, playgrounds, and green spaces promoting physical and mental well-being. These are just a few examples of the diverse ways communities across Europe are breathing new life into their forgotten spaces.
Those experiences show that regenerating an abandoned space does not only require a good idea: it requires method, competencies, and funding, making an organization capable of effectively carrying out the revitalisation and management of a rural space.
This online course provides you with the knowledge, skills, and network to breathe new life into abandoned spaces in your rural community.
Who is the course for:
- Young people living or working in non-urban areas of the EU
- Members of youth organisations, local and national NGOs
- Professionals working in the field of spatial regeneration
- Anyone interested in the European dimension and international networking
What you will learn
In this 8-module learning journey, participants will learn everything there is to know about urban regeneration in non-urban areas:
- Understand the challenges and opportunities of territorial regeneration.
- Develop a methodology for planning and implementing regeneration projects.
- Learn how to engage stakeholders and build community support.
- Access funding and resources for their projects.
- Create a sustainable vision for their community.
- Empower and reinforce the overall activities of their organizations
- You will acquire specific skills and knowledge about spatial regeneration
- You will learn how to apply this knowledge to the specific context of non-urban areas.
- You will be able to meet other young Europeans who share your passion for change.
- You will have the opportunity to put your ideas into practice and make a difference in your community.
- March 6, 2024
SPACE REGENERATION IN EU NON-URBAN AREAS: HOW TO SET UP A METHODOLOGY
- March 13, 2024
SPACE REGENERATION PROCESS: THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK AND PRACTICAL OVERVIEW
- March 20, 2024
SPACES REGENERATION EXPERIENCES AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT PROCESSES
- March 27, 2024
EU PROJECT DESIGN FOR SPACES REGENERATION
- April 3, 2024
CULTURE-DRIVEN SPACE REGENERATION IN EUROPE
- April 10, 2024
WORKSHOP: PARTICIPATORY PROCESSES AND CO-DESIGN FOR SPACES REGENERATION
- April 17, 2024
WORKSHOP: COMMUNICATION, ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY BUILDING
- April 24, 2024
COLLABORATIVE CO-WORKING SPACES IN NON-URBAN AREAS