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1 ©Dagmar KOMMER 2005 dkommer intercultural personnal development ELIMINATE POVERTY AUSTRIA MEETING LODZ MARCH 2005

2 ©Dagmar KOMMER 2005 dkommer intercultural personnal development POVERTY IN AUSTRIAN‘S RURAL AREAS REASONS a) STRUCTURAL NOT INDIVIDUAL immobility high prices for rents low education long term unemployment

3 ©Dagmar KOMMER 2005 dkommer intercultural personnal development POVERTY IN AUSTRIAN‘S RURAL AREAS REASONS b) ECONOMICAL CRISES giving-up of farming businesses movement of micro-&small enterprises to congested areas (trade, craft, services) loss of jobs reduction of investment

4 ©Dagmar KOMMER 2005 dkommer intercultural personnal development POVERTY IN AUSTRIAN‘S RURAL AREAS REASONS c) SOCIAL CRISES change of rural societies –urban oriented (work) –services have to be purchesed instead of neighborly help –reduction of social contacts –migration

5 ©Dagmar KOMMER 2005 dkommer intercultural personnal development ELIMINATE POVERTY IN AUSTRIAN‘S RURAL AREAS SOLUTIONS tele-center (www.telecenter.swv.at) –to support funders in rural areas internet access homepage design design of promotion material office support –mailings –printing.. –Vocational training (www.volkshochschule.swv.at) directly in the rural areas

6 ©Dagmar KOMMER 2005 dkommer intercultural personnal development ELIMINATE POVERTY IN AUSTRIAN‘S RURAL AREAS SOLUTIONS BIO-farming –whole farms change to biofarming in both agriculture animal husbandry –bio-products at yard sale –bio-products on local markets –bio-products in supermarkets

7 ©Dagmar KOMMER 2005 dkommer intercultural personnal development ELIMINATE POVERTY IN AUSTRIAN‘S RURAL AREAS SOLUTIONS agro-market „WORLDWIDE“ : „Austrian Country Market“ –first agro-market at the internet –farmers can offer their products here >> yard sale via internet –„holydays at the farm“ is offered

8 ©Dagmar KOMMER 2005 dkommer intercultural personnal development ELIMINATE POVERTY IN AUSTRIAN‘S RURAL AREAS SOLUTIONS ALTERNATIVE ENERGY –biomass energy –biogas (fermentation gas) –woodchips/pallets heatings –windmills (farmers rentout their farmland) supported by statetal/regional fundings

9 ©Dagmar KOMMER 2005 dkommer intercultural personnal development ELIMINATE POVERTY IN AUSTRIAN‘S RURAL AREAS SOLUTIONS EU - STRUCTURAL FONDS –about 40% OF Austrian Populstion was in those supportive areas (mid/late 90ties) –OBJECTIVE 1 Areas (per captia income below 75% of EU-average) federal province (= NUTS 2 AREA): Burgenland 3,5% of Austrian population support for infrastructure

10 ©Dagmar KOMMER 2005 dkommer intercultural personnal development ELIMINATE POVERTY IN AUSTRIAN‘S RURAL AREAS SOLUTIONS – OBJECTIVE 2 Areas (industrial area, high unemployment rate, high loss of jobs) parts of federal provinces –upper Styria –south Lower austria –parts of Upper austria) 8,5% of Austrian poulation

11 ©Dagmar KOMMER 2005 dkommer intercultural personnal development ELIMINATE POVERTY IN AUSTRIAN‘S RURAL AREAS SOLUTIONS –OBJECTIVE 5b Areas (weak agricultural areas eg mountain farmers) parts of federal provinces/Regions –Weinviertel –Waldviertel –Eastrern Styria –Upper/Lower Karynthia –Innviertel –Mühlviertel –Lungau –Osttirol –Upper Tyrol –Bregenzerwald 29,2% of Austrain population

12 ©Dagmar KOMMER 2005 dkommer intercultural personnal development ELIMINATE POVERTY IN AUSTRIAN‘S RURAL AREAS SOLUTIONS PORJECTS - OBJECTIVE 1 (Burgenland) –vocational trainings for employees –funder programs –technology/competence centers Güssing Eisensatadt Jennersdorf Mattersburg Neutal Pinkafeld

13 ©Dagmar KOMMER 2005 dkommer intercultural personnal development ELIMINATE POVERTY IN AUSTRIAN‘S RURAL AREAS SOLUTIONS PORJECTS - OBJECTIVE 1 (Burgenland) –vocational trainings for employees –funder programs –technology competence centers Güssing - renewable energy Eisensatadt - ICT Jennersdorf - optoelectrics, LED - technology Mattersburg - research and development center(FEZ) - higher education Neutal - data procesing center for internet Pinkafeld - education and science Neusiedl/See - biotechnology; start-ups

14 ©Dagmar KOMMER 2005 dkommer intercultural personnal development FUTURE To improve the situation in rural areas - especially for women –creation of job opportunities –enough offers for childcare (day nursery, kindergarden...) –abide local suppliers –.....

15 ©Dagmar KOMMER 2005 dkommer intercultural personnal development VISION CROSSBORDER REGIONAL DEVELPOMENT EUROPE = EUROPEAN REGIONS CENTROP, AMER ROAD...


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