A representation of the Southern Sparsely Populated Areas network participated in Brussels in this meeting to share proposals on the Demographic Challenge that will be incorporated into a document that will later be transferred to the vice president of Democracy and Demography, Dubravka Šuica.
The SSPA network has actively participated in a workshop led by the Committee of the Regions in order to transfer its proposals on the demographic challenge to the European Commission.
A representation of the SSPA, headed by its coordinator, Sara Bianchi, has been responsible for making their contributions on this day in order to give the vision and problems encountered from this unpopulated area of Southern Europe, in addition to making proposals against this problem.
The participation of the SSPA network in this meeting is essential because a document will be made that will be delivered to the Vice President of Democracy and Demography of the European Union, the Croatian Dubravka Šuica.
The objective of this table is to provide an action plan to better support regions affected by demographic change such as the provinces of Cuenca, Soria and Teruel, Evrytania and Lika Senj, included in the Southern Sparsely populated areas netowrk , in addition to other areas severely affected by depopulation.
Within the interventions, the SSPA, through its coordinator, Sara Bianchi, made its political proposals among which is to make a broader approach to combat depopulation than the one that has been carried out so far, including aspects such as housing, basic infrastructure, business support, the attraction of human capital as sources of rural development.
Among other requests, they ask for plans for the implementation of high-speed internet connection, because, without this resource, companies in unpopulated areas will not be able to compete in a global environment, they also request to guarantee basic services and propose a fiscal policy that gives advantages to the sparsely populated territories.