SEMIGRA - Selective Migration and Unbalanced Sex Ratio in Rural Regions
Many rural and economically weak regions in Europe are affected by demographic shrinkage and selective migration. Evidence suggests that especially young and highly educated women are among those leaving peripheral regions, resulting in an unbalanced population base. This is believed to have a negative effect on the liveability, attractiveness and the competitiveness of areas. The outmigration of young adults is regarded as both a cause and an indicator for economic and social fragility.
Against this background the SEMIGRA project seeks to identify the main reasons and consequences of selective migration in rural regions.
The aim of the project is to develop strategies for territorial development in order to deal with selective migration and to stabilize demographic and social development.
- Ministry for Regional Development and Transport, Federal State of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany (Lead Stakeholder)
- Észak-Alföld Regional Development Agency Non-profit Ltd., Hungary
- NORDA Regional Development Agency of North Hungary Non-profit Ltd. Liability Company, Hungary
- Joint Authority of Kainuu Region, Finland
- County Administrative Board of Västernorrland, Sweden
Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography
Detailed information on the contracted project team can be found under Transnational Project Groups.
Budget: € 335 586.00
Project’s lifetime: September 2010 – August 2012
Delivery of Reports
Inception Report: 2 March 2011
Interim Report: 30 September 2011
Draft Final Report: 30 March 2012
Final Report: 31 May 2012
Reports will be published once they are approved by the ESPON Monitoring Committee
Please contact the Project Expert at the ESPON Coordination Unit:
Ann-Gritt PANNENBORG (NEUSE), e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Final Report||ZIP||19.30 MB|
|Draft Final Report||ZIP||20.20 MB|
|Interim Report||7.21 MB|
|Inception Report||1.17 MB|
|Project Specification||76.06 KB|