Employees and heads of local entities from all over the country know experiences that are being carried out to face depopulation, such as the one presented by the Network of Southern Sparsely Populated Areas.
Depopulation in Spain: good practices and municipal action lines. This is the title under which Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces organizes a training program to raise the depopulation scenario in Spain and present experiences that are being carried out to correct this problem.
The SSPA network participates as a training entity presenting the case of success of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Good practices that have led them to reverse the process of depopulation in that territory and that the SSPA advocates reproducing the exemple in the provinces of Cuenca, Soria and Teruel.
Employees and heads of local entities throughout the country, to whom this training is addressed, will learn about the study of the Scottish model from the hand of the SSPA coordinator, Sara Bianchi, and the CEO of CEOE CEPYME Cuenca, Ángel Mayordomo .
The program that will be held on November 2nd and 3rd at the headquarters of the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces, will analyse the current situation of depopulation in Spain, the context in relation to other countries and the strategies to face this problem, with the key role of local corporations.
In addition to SSPA, University professors from Barcelona, Valladolid and Zaragoza participate, responsible for the Spanish Rural Development Network and public representatives such as the Government Commissioner for the Demographic Challenge, Edelmira Barreira, the mayor of Guadalajara, Antonio Román Jasanada, or the President of the Diputación de Zaragoza, José Antonio Sánchez Quero.
For Sara Bianchi, coordinator of the SSPA, “our participation in an example of good practices in this program on depopulation at the national level reinforces the role of the Network of Southern Sparsely Populated Areas as an effective working group that it seeks to achieve a policy that effectively reverses the economic and demographic decline of the most fragile and sparsely populated rural areas.”
To achieve this, SSPA will continue to work, in collaboration with other agents of civil society and public authorities, to replicate successful actions as the Scottish case, replicating in our country the proposals that succeed in changing the course that seems inevitable of loss of population and wealth of the territories of Cuenca, Soria and Teruel.