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Welcome to the Young Rural Development Opportunities and Challenges Report. We've looked into key issues affecting rural areas in the EU, such as young people leaving, changing populations, and the role of infrastructure. Our research covers Ireland, Slovenia, Malta, Spain, and Denmark, offering a broad view of challenges and possibilities.

Why does this matter? The future of our rural communities is at stake. This report digs into why young people are leaving rural areas and how we can encourage them to stay and succeed.

The ACORN team is driven by the goal of helping both rural landscapes and younger generations. We aim to give you practical insights that can guide policies and actions.

Get ready to hear from youth, educators, and policymakers from diverse rural regions. Together, we aim to turn challenges into opportunities for a stronger rural future.

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