The Network of Sparsely Populated Areas of Southern Europe (SSPA) has participated today, Tuesday, April 3, in Cordoba in a conference about European strategies and policies that have been analysed to stop the depopulation of the municipalities.

Organized by the Diputación de Córdoba, the program had the participation of the coordinator of the network, Sara Bianchi, who transferred to the attendees the proposals that the SSPA has for Spain, through the report of conclusions on the keys to success of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. A document that is being finalized and that will collect the contributions and suggestions, translated into concrete measures, in various areas such as the institutional, financing, fiscal, legislative, business, infrastructure and cultural environment.

For Sara Bianchi, “this type of meeting with other provinces is very important for the SSPA because it allows to publicize a model of rural development that has managed to reverse the situation suffered by rural, depopulated, remote and mountain areas with proven proposals , rigorous and viable in social, political and economic terms”.

As next appointments, the SSPA will participate, invited by the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development), in the 11th edition of the Rural Development Conference where it will share the situation that affects the unpopulated territories of the South of Europe, coming into contact with other territories and learning about their experiences in the field of rural development.