Windmill. Image: Pxhere, CC0.

RURITAGE: supporting resilience in rural communities to face life-changing challenges

Rising urbanisation, poverty, climate change, and natural hazards like floods, hurricanes and earthquakes are some of the factors affecting rural livelihoods. Vulnerable communities are less able to confront such challenges, but a lot could be done to enhance their resilience to better cope with life-changing events and stressful conditions.

Enter the EU-funded RURITAGE project, whose heritage-led strategies are helping rural areas build resistance and flexibility to tackle and adapt to difficult situations. RURITAGE is developing a new model for the regeneration of rural areas within the EU and beyond.

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