Title A strategy for the growth and development of rural communities through training in Information Technology
Project Number IT/04/B/P/PP - 154054
Project Type Projets Pilotes (2000-2006)
Status En cours
Marketing Text The Project : A strategy for the growth and development of rural communities through training in Information Technology. SI.S.I.FO.
The Project : A strategy for the growth and development of rural communities through training in Information Technology. SI.S.I.FO
The depopulation of mountainous regions, suburban and rural, stems partially from the tendency of those communities to isolate themselves, and contributes to social and economic impoverishment, which hampersthe possibility of growth. As a consequence the population, especially young adults, and local industries decline, making it impossible for local government to develop much needed infrastructure and to provide essential services.
A vicious circle is created which can be broken only by strategic local government planning.
Statistics show that mountainous regions have a high rate of unemployment and little industrial growth if compared to lowland areas such as the Pianura Padana where industrialization and infrastucture are highly developed.
An important aspect of this problem is the lack of adequate training. Potential employees do not possess the skills that new companies require.
Often the types of training available fail to take into account the needs of local industries such as tourism, farms hich offer bed and breakfast accomodation and serve produce which is often organic, restaurants, farming and the sale of local, quality produce, organic farming, local craftsmen and cottage industries.
To increase employment and avoid further depopulation of the workforce, especially amongst the young, schools and other public and private bodies must offer training that is pertinent to the local economy.
The economy of these mountain regions is underdeveloped because there is little industrial expansion, the arming sector is shrinking and support systems are limited.
Sectors Information et Communication