Attract and maintain new population in rural areas !
The « Collectif Ville Campagne » (or City-campaign collective) was born in 1997 : the rural context showed that more and more people had the wish to live in a rural area, while many rural areas were trying to attract new inhabitants.
17 organisations - whether non-profit organisations, local governements, or medias – have decided to build a collective for them to think and act on the issue of urban – rural migrations.
Statistics show that more than 60% of French rural areas have seen their population grow in the recent years. This trend has been confirmed by recent census reports. It has a significant impact on rural areas, in terms of land use, local economic development, social and cultural life in rural communities...
Today the collective gathers 23 organisations and it is active at the national level.
Our actions :
We provide support for people wishing to settle in a rural area and we introduce them to territories (through information, trainings...)
We support territories (through networking, trainings, tools, information...)
We raise awareness of local authorities on the urban-rural migrations issue, by carrying out studies, by being involved in the national rural network...
Accompanying urban – rural migrations provide the opportunity to design innovative local policies which really take into account people’s needs and expectations, in very concrete terms : services to the population, housing, employment, social and cultural life...
The target groups of Collectif Ville Campagne: Politicians and professional of authorities; Actors of local development (authorities, associations, institutions…); People who want to settle up into the countryside.
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