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| Structurally weak rural regions in Europe face multiple challenges. They have a below-average economic productivity because only a few enterprises from the fields of industrial production or commercial services offer jobs. If any, then mainly very small and medium-sized businesses are active in these regions. Furthermore, the regions are insufficiently supplied with technological or…

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10 Early-Stage Researchers

August 2017 10 Early-Stage Researchers in the H2020-MSCA-ITN project RurAction The European Training Network RurAction (“Social Entrepreneurship in Structurally Weak Rural Regions: Analysing Innovative Troubleshooters in Action”) has recruited 10 Early-Stage Researchers with the option of awarding the doctoral degree. They will be appointed in autumn 2017 and employed in a 3 years full-time position. The…

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IRS launches European Training Network to tackle social and economic problems of rural regions

September 2016 The Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (IRS) in Erkner near Berlin has successfully applied for a research and training network in the highly competetive „Marie-Skłodowska-Curie“ programme of the European Union. Twelve research institutes and social enterprises from seven European countries, coordinated by the IRS, will offer a structured doctoral training…

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Stevia Hellas

Stevia Hellas Coop (Stevia Hellas – Lamia / Greece) was established in the city of Lamia in 2012 in the predominantly rural prefecture of Phthiotis. Its members are growers coming from Central Greece. Currently, the cooperative includes 135 members. Stevia Hellas is growing stevia plants and produces stevia sugar for the consumers with the collaboration…

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