The internal migratory flows reinforce the imbalance in the distribution of population between rural and urban areas. This population imbalance may jeopardize the provision of public services in both cases although for different reasons. On the one hand, governments in urban areas concentrating migratory flows experience greater pressure on the provision of public services.
Local action tacking depopulation is partially embedded into regional plans in several Spanish Autonomous Communities. These plans differ on several grounds: (i) top-down versus bottom-up approach, (ii) depopulated-areas focused versus region-wide oriented plans, (iii) types of measures (fiscal incentives, public investment in infrastructures and services, among others). These factors may generate diverse dynamics in the inter-administrative relations between the levels of government.
The previous situation in turn has been altered due to the approval of the Plan of Measures to Combat the Demographic Challenge (hereinafter “the PDC”), which will include an investment of over 10 billion euros, around 10% of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan. The overall aim of the Plan is fighting depopulation and guaranteeing social and territorial cohesion. The volume and short time frame of the funds coming from Europe require an exceptional organizational and management capacity on the part of the public sector. In this context, the reinforcement of the inter – administrative relations will be a key feature to develop joint strategies and concrete projects to implement the aforesaid Plan.
Bearing in mind the previous factors, the workshop’s main objective will be to address the relationship between depopulation plans and inter-administrative relations.
The Workshop will take place online on the 28th of April 2021 at 17:00 hours. For further information regarding the event please see the link below