GRANULAR will develop different tools to shed light on the multiple dimensions of rurality from a comprehensive spatial perspective.
GRANULAR will develop new datasets to characterize rural areas. Our Digital Platform is an online interface to give open access to these datasets. The Digital Platform is particularly designed for local actors located in rural areas, such as – but not limited to – community groups, decision-makers, policymakers and citizens.
Our Digital Platform will continue to grow and evolve until the end of the project. New datasets will be linked and added by our team.
Rural proofing mechanisms
Our Rural Compass is designed to be used by different levels and types of expertise, from scientific to technical and so on. In addition, our Compass is based on other grounded examples such as the European Digital Compass and the Rural Compass for education in Australia.
Briefs, reports and analyses
To this end, we will produce policy briefs, thematic reports and analyses on a number of key topics for rural areas. Some of the topics will be addressed are environmental resilience and climate hazards in rural areas, socio-economic cohesion, rural attractiveness and perceptions.