In this paper we explore how actors and policy interact in processes of place-based rural development in four rural regions in Flanders. In Flanders, a substantive part of place-based rural development initiatives emerges at the regional level. This regional level is situated between the provinces (NUTS 2) and municipalities (LAU 2). This regional level emerges as an operational interface between established public administrative levels to enable better coordination and implementation of top-down policies and to enhance and create institutional space for bottom-up, place-based strategies.
|Title of host publication||Diverse Regions: Building Resilient Communities and Territories|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||Regional studies association Annual Conference 2014: Diverse Regions: Building Resilient Communities and Territories - Izmir, Turkey, Izmir, Turkey|
Duration: 15-Jun-2014 → 18-Jun-2014