H2020 – PoliRural

“Future Oriented Collaborative Policy Development for Rural Areas and People”

Rural areas are under pressure. Despite being home to more than a quarter of Europe’s population and providing more than one fifth of all EU jobs, the old-fashioned image of the rural idyll is seemingly no longer valid. Over the past twenty-five years, rural regions have experienced a rapidly shrinking population as people, especially young adults, have migrated to cities with the lure of better paid jobs, modern affordable homes and more exciting lifestyles.

PoliRural is a research and innovation project designed to advance rural policy development in the age of disruptive data and technologies in order to deliver a trusted, scalable and transferable solution for policy co-creation. It brings together decision makers, experts and rural inhabitants using advanced policy simulation tools to better understand and tackle regional challenges, ultimately making rural areas and professions more attractive and liveable for established populations and recent or potential newcomers.

Smart & Lean’s role in PoliRural project is to contribute to the Häme-pilot.

Project timeframe: June, 2019 – September, 2022

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 818496

Usefull links

Algorithm for Häme Rural Development

Häme’s (FI) rural areas development is now converted into an algorithm that runs multiple input and output variables.   An open-source application provides a simulation tool and playground for Häme regional policymakers and authorities to foresight the rural long-term future until 2040. The System Dynamics Modelling application is the result of PoliRural project efforts.

The observations and insights of PoliRural project – Häme region System Dynamics Modeling and drivers analysis

PoliRural’s twelve (12) pilot teams have familiarized themselves with the system modelling process through four phases. The four phases are thefollowing: Drivers Analysis for 12 local pilots Building the Matrix KPI – DRIVERS The High-Level Model System Dynamics Experts’ Layer As described by Dr Patrick Crehan (CKA) in the internal working document for PoliRural’s twelve […]