The Southern Sparsely Populated Areas network (SSPA), is a European advocacy network, originated from the hand of the union of the Confederation of Entrepreneurs of Teruel (CEOE Teruel), the Federation of Sorian Business Organizations (FOES) and the Confederation of Entrepreneurs of Cuenca (CEOE-CEPYME Cuenca).

Since its inception, the SSPA network works to achieve a change in territorial development policies that contribute to reverse the serious process of depopulation, aging and demographic and economic fragility that threatens much of the rural and mountain territories of Southern Europe. Its purpose is that, starting in 2020 and coinciding with the new programming period of the European Funds, European Union and its member states promote policies and concrete legislative measures specifically designed to reverse the serious demographic and socioeconomic deterioration suffered by the less populated rural territories in Europe.