In September, a publication and video entitled “Sustainable Development and Employment on Greenways” were launched at the headquarters of the Spanish Railways Foundation (FFE), in association with the Biodiversity Foundation.
They show practical and proven examples of greenway management which have contributed to successful sustainable rural development and job creation in rural districts of Spain. The material showcases instances where public investment in greenways, such as the refurbishment of old railway stations to house new tourism services managed by small local companies, has resulted in new jobs. Further examples show entrepreneurs whose businesses are directly linked to greenways.
The material is the outcome of “Vías de Empleo Verde” (Ways to Green Employment), a project developed by the FFE between 2009 and 2011 through the Programa empleaverde (Greenjob Programme) of the Biodiversity Foundation, and is available at www.viasverdes.com. The programme was supported by the European Social Fund and was undertaken in collaboration with other institutions.
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