ESRC Staying Rural Policy/Evidence Briefing Series (1-4)

Sara Ferguson*, Gemma Catney, Aileen Stockdale

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STAYin(g)Rural is an international project jointly funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NOW), and German Research Foundation (DFG). The project involves collaboration between three Universities: Queen’s University Belfast (NI), University of Groningen (the Netherlands), and the Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute (Germany). The aim of the project is to understand how and why people stay in rural areas at different life transitions, and the contributions they make to rural communities and rural quality of life. The findings will help inform rural policy decisions concerning funding, service provision and living conditions. This series of four research/policy briefings, each four pages long, focuses on the Northern Ireland case study, Clogher Valley, situated in Co. Tyrone. The briefings explore: 1. Why do people stay in rural areas?, 2. How is rural staying best enabled?, 3. What are the obstacles to rural staying?, 4. Rural staying across the life course: preferences, barriers and opportunities.

It is an end of ESRC project series of research briefings aimed at academics, policy makers, and the general public. They also formed the basis of posters, which were exhibited locally. The briefings are not published but this is an important project resource. It is most akin to an end of project report. There are 4 in the series , numbering 16 pages.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2022


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