Codruţa Grosu final report: Sustainable Development ISG 2015
This report present the challenges encountered by Romania, European Union member since 2007, regarding sustainable development in rural areas. Rural places represent Europe’s legacy and the future of Europe depends on its sustainable development. Romania has important potential groth which is unfortunately not sufficiently exploited.
The challenges in rural development in Romania as per this report are: increase rural population and ageing; reduce low performance of rural economy; reduce poverty risk correlated with uneffective social infrastructure; eliminate difficulties in financing; reduce investment in alternative types of energy; eliminate the usage of chemical fertilizers; combat climate change. Solutions to rural development challenges: develop rural economy by encouraging entrepreneurship; improving social infrastructure; facilitate bank loans; maintain authenticity; develop community-based tourism; encourage the transfer of know-how and innovation to rural areas.
Human, natural and cultural resources combined with technology and innovation can lead our future to a sustainable development of the rural region.
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Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the IMBA Seminar on Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy of the Institut Supérieur de Gestion, Paris, March 2015.
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