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Background Documents

Case Study Reports

  • Authors: Laura Jones, Mike Woods and Nordregio partners. Statistical report establishing the political, economic and social contexts of the case study region prior to undertaking empirical research.

  • Authors: Laura Jones, Mike Woods and MENDELU Partners. Statistical report establishing the political, economic and social contexts of the case study region prior to undertaking empirical research.

  • Authors: Laura Jones, Mike Woods and WU Partners. Statistical report establishing the political, economic and social contexts of the case study region prior to undertaking empirical research.

  • Authors: Laura Jones, Mike Woods and USAAR Partners. Statistical report establishing the political, economic and social contexts of the case study region prior to undertaking empirical research.

  • Authors: Laura Jones, Mike Woods and NUIG Partners. Statistical report establishing the political, economic and social contexts of the case study region prior to undertaking empirical research.

  • Authors: Laura Jones, Mike Woods and IfL Partners. Statistical report establishing the political, economic and social contexts of the case study region prior to undertaking empirical research.

  • Authors: Laura Jones, Mike Woods and UL Partners. Statistical report establishing the political, economic and social contexts of the case study region prior to undertaking empirical research.

  • Authors: Barbara Lampič, Irena Mrak and Irma Potočnik Slavič (UL). Summary report presenting the main findings of research undertaken in the two Slovenian case study regions.

  • Authors: Wiebke Wellbrock and Dirk Roep (Eds.) with contributions of WP4 partners.
    Report on learning and innovation support strategies in the WP4 case study regions of Alytus County (LT), Comarca de Verin (S), Dresden (G), Roscommon (I), Saarland (G) and the Westerkwartier (NL)

  • Authors: Wiebke Wellbrock and Dirk Roep (Eds.), in collaboration with WP4 partners.
    Summary analysis of public policies supporting learning and innovation in grassroots development initiatives within the WP4 case study regions of Alytus County (LT), Comarca de Verin (S), Dresden (G), Roscommon (I), Saarland (G) and the Westerkwartier (NL).

  • Authors: Wiebke Wellbrock and Dirk Roep (Eds.), in collaboration with WP4 partners.

  • Authors: Laura Jones, Michael Woods and UL Partners. Statistical report establishing the political, economic and social contexts of the case study region prior to undertaking empirical research.

  • Authors: Laura Jones, Michael Woods and NeVork partners. Statistical report establishing the political, economic and social contexts of the case study region prior to undertaking empirical research.

  • Authors: Laura Jones, Michael Woods and WU partners. Statistical report establishing the political, economic and social contexts of the case study region prior to undertaking empirical research.

  • Wioletta Frys and Birte Nienaber (Eds.), with contributions of WP2 colleagues.
    This report identifies 'good practice' examples of regional development initiative which are in promoting and facilitating regional engagement with internationalised migration flows, and in responding to key social challenges linked to international migration and mobility.

  • Presentation from ESRS Congress, Chania, Greece 2011
    Authors: Lola Domínguez García and Paul Swagemakers

  • Authors: Maura Farrell, Marie Mahon and John McDonagh. Summary report presenting the main findings of research undertaken in the West of Ireland case study region, with a particular focus on County Roscommon.

  • Authors: M.Dolores Domínguez García, Dirk Roep and Wiebke Wellbrock (WU). Summary report presenting the main findings of research undertaken in the Spanish case study region.

  • Authors: Wiebke Wellbrock and Dirk Roep. Summary report presenting the main findings of research undertaken in the Westerkwartier case study region in the Netherlands.

  • Authors: Birte Nienaber, Ursula Roos and Wioletta Frys (USAAR). Summary report presenting the main findings of research undertaken in the Saarland case study region in Germany.

  • Authors: Andrew Copus and Moa Hedström (Nordregio). Summary report presenting the main findings of research undertaken in the Swedish case study region of Övre Norrland.

  • Authors: Joachim Burdack, Michael Kriszan and Robert Nadler (Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography, IfL). Summary report presenting the main findings of research undertaken in the Oberlausitz case study region in Germany.

  • Authors: Milada Šťastná, (MENDELU). Summary report presenting the main findings of research undertaken in the Jihomoravský kraj case study region in the Czech Republic.

  • Author: Emilija Kairytė. Report on the results of DERREG research (WP1, WP2, WP4) conducted in the Lithuanian case study region of Alytus county. This forms part of proejct Deliverable 5.3.

Project Results & Recommendations

  • Policy brief from March 2011 reporting on emerging project findings and policy
    recommendations

  • This report summarises the work carried out between 2009 and 2011 by the five DERREG project partners responsible for Workpackage 3:'Environmental Capital and Sustainable Rural Development. This research has considered how European rural regions are balancing the dual needs of protecting their environmental capital and, simultaneously, promoting economic and social sustainable development through case studies in Germany, Czech Republic, Ireland and Slovenia.

  • This report summarises the work carried out between 2009 and 2011 by the five DERREG project partners responsible for Workpackage 1:'Global engagement and local embeddedness of rural business'. It explores and compares the rural business networks of case study regions in Sweden, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Slovenia and Lithuania.

  • This report summarises the work carried out between 2009 and 2011 by the six DERREG project partners responsible for Workpackage 2:'International mobility and migration of rural populations'. It explores and compares the enrolment of Europe’s rural regions in international flows of mobility by focusing on case study regions in Germany, Lithuania, Sweden, Ireland and Slovenia.

  • This report summarises work carried out between 2009 and 2011 by the six DERREG partner institutions involved in work package 4 (WP4): 'Capacity building, governance and knowledge systems'. The leading research question in WP4 was how to (best) arrange support for joint learning and innovation in rural grassroots development initiatives, and this is considered across case study areas in the Netherlands, Germany, Ireland, Lithuania and Spain.

  • Author: Michael Woods.
    Paper presented to the Quadrennial Anglo-American-Canadian Rural Geography Conference, July 2011

  • Authors: Michael Woods (AU), Joachim Burdack and Michael Kriszan (IfL)
    Summary of plenary paper presented to the Regional Studies Association Winter Conference, November 2010.

  • Article from Socio-economic and Humanities Research for Policy News Alert Service, September 2011

  • Summary report of research findings from the DERREG project, which proposes an interpretative model for understanding the workings of globalization in rural contexts and the opportunities for policy interventions.

  • Short summary version of the DERREG final report, detailing the aims and major outcomes of the project.