Smoother Everyday Life, the Better Quality of Life
SAPE – The State Of Sustainable Development In Rural Areas

Duration: 2020–2021
Authors: Kaisa Karttunen, Anni Savikurki, and Marjatta Selänniemi
Partners: Pellervo Economic Research PTT, Village Action Association of Finland
Funding: Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland/Makera

The SAPE research project assesses the state of sustainable development in rural areas in Finland. The work is based on the global (Agenda 2030) and national indicators for sustainable development.

We examine the role, visibility, and presence of rural areas in the national sustainable development policies and analyse the targets for sustainable development in the strategies of regions, communities, and villages.

In this project, E2 Research’s specific responsibility is to view sustainable development from rural women’s perspective. We focus on special issues that relate to women’s well-being in rural areas and analyse and cross-check the gender sensitivity of rural development and sustainable development policies.

E2 Research is also responsible for the communication and societal interaction as well as the overall management of the project.

Read the full report here in Finnish.


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