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