Ruralization – 30 Case studies on rural newcomers, new entrants to farming and successors

This report is a documentation of an extensive case study analysis which was carried out by the RURALIZATION team, from summer 2020 to summer 2021.

This research improves the understanding of the situation of rural newcomers, new entrants into farming and successors, which includes the definition of specific circumstances and drivers that make some rural areas perform better than other areas in generational renewal (including overcoming traditional gender roles, innovation and rural development) and rural regeneration.

The RURALIZATION team identified a large diversity of promising practices that facilitate rural newcomers, new entrants into farming and successors in fostering generational renewal and rural regeneration in 11 European countries.