Nogueras, J. (2012): The Diversity of Non-metropolitan Areas in Europe: a Challenge for the Rural Animator, International Conference Animation for Rural Development. A New Profession, Conference proceedings of the Conference held at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Chania (Creta), Greece.

The aim of this conference is to promote discussion in the field of rural development, focusing especially on ways and means that rural development can be encouraged in disadvantaged or remote territories, in territories facing restructuring or in any other rural areas that lag behind in sustainable development. A key profession, that of the “rural animator” is introduced, as a focal player in the process

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