Priority 6: Promoting social inclusion, poverty reduction and economic development in rural areas.
Some 14 % of the population in the EU’s predominantly rural regions suffers from employment rates of less than half the EU average, and there are areas of low per-capita GDP. Much can be done to help create a wider variety of better quality jobs and an improved level of overall local development, including through ICT.
Areas of Intervention:
Facilitating diversification, creation of new small enterprises and job creation.
Promoting local development in rural areas.
Enhancing accessibility to, and use and quality of information and communication technologies (ICT) in rural areas.