Aberystwyth University and the Welsh Local Government Association Rural Forum are working together on a rural recovery plan for Wales that will aim to deliver a new vision for rural Wales in 2030. The work is part of the pan-European ROBUST project, a European project involving 24 partners from 11 countries. ROBUST receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
In order to hear the views of rural individuals and organisations on the challenges and opportunities for rural Wales in the next decade, the University has circulated an online survey. The survey is an opportunity to share suggestions for proposals to be included in the rural recovery plan, with a wide range of topics mentioned like the impact of Covid-19 and the opportunity of remote working, changes in tariffs and local food systems, as well as the future of the environment and its impact on rural communities.
The Aberystwyth University team has also identified priority areas for a rural recovery plan within the survey and are seeking the views of rural stakeholders on these potential changes. Therefore, if you would like to complete the online survey, follow the links below.
The closing date for the survey is 31 August 2020: https://aber.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/rural-vision-wales