What drives businesses and job opportunities in rural and urban areas?

Urbanisation, suburbanisation, rural depopulation and counter-urbanisation processes all impact on the development of new businesses and job opportunities in rural and urban areas. Yet, socio-economic interrelations between rural, peri-urban and urban spaces and economic activities are highly complex. It is critical to understand how and under which rural-urban interactions can translate into a more balanced and more inclusive socioeconomic development.

On this page you will soon be able to find the latest news and research results regarding New Businesses and Labour Market and their rural-urban dimension.


ROBUST is a European research project involving 24 partners from 11 countries. ROBUST receives funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 727988.

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