Young people’s take on peripheral regions’ development

By Alicja Fajfer

The Prospects in Peripheries project (PIP) takes on the ambitious task of ‘rebranding’ peripheries from marginalized regions to places of local success. One of the challenges faced by peripheral regions is the loss of young residents. Can we do anything to make life in remote rural regions more attractive for youth? To find the answer, PIP researchers talked with residents from peripheral regions about their hopes. Many interviewed residents shared the desire that more people should move to their region.

School buses in front of a school in the centre of Lieksa
Lieksa is a large municipality so many children commute to school

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