This research project was carried out between September 2017 – November 2018. The project has sought to challenge two common understandings in particular: 1) moving in and out of rural areas are one-way processes that are either a loss or a gain for the rural area and 2) that rural areas are peripheral, relatively unconnected places whose human capital or human resources are calculated on the basis of the resident population.
Instead, we have focused on rural areas in what we call “a translocal perspective”. With a translocal perspective, we believe that rural areas are well integrated into global, national, regional and local ‘flows’ – of people, knowledge and resources. People are more mobile, they connect in more places than those where they have a population register, and they like to engage in the places where they feel attached.
Regional development, regional education planning and youth mobility imperatives.
Research and analysis in rural development, sustainability, network, innovation and entrepreneurship and citizen involvement.
Creativity, networking, international contacts and project collaboration. Experience economy and management and evaluation of learning processes.
Havtorn Larsen, L., Larsen, K.T. and Broegaard, R.B.: Translocal community resources: new voices in rural development. Presentation at The 5th Nordic Conference for Rural Research 'Challenged ruralities: Nordic welfare states under pressure' 14th-16th May, Vingsted, Denmark.
Larsen, K.T., Havtorn Larsen, L. and Broegaard, R.B.: Translocal community resources: New voices in rural development? Presentation at 16th Islands of the World Conference 2018: "The changing futures of islands", 4th June 2018.