Economic potential for growth in rural areas in the context of euro-integration processes: prospects for strengthening

Victoria Melnyk, Oleh Pohrishchuk


In the article, the authors reveal the essential and meaningful content of current development of rural territories. Rural areas are viewed as socio-spatial entities that combine organizational, business, socio-economic, and natural-resource components through the functions they perform, provide diversified growth and create a living environment for people. The basic causes and preconditions for strengthening the economic potential of rural areas are outlined. It is stressed that applying the EU practice on high priority of state support of rural areas, socio-economic priorities of rural settlements, and protection of national producers, proves the direct link between the state support of rural areas and agriculture, on the one hand, and the standard of living of farm people, on the other hand. The key tools for such a policy should include the support of households for enhancing business and developing new activities aimed at particular export segments, which create job opportunities for local people.

The article identifies the key factors determining conditions and potential development opportunities for rural areas and possibilities for social interaction through taking into account the interests of both urban and rural settlements for enhancing their economic strength by developing entrepreneurship; own business planning processes; new resource flows and direct state support for domestic companies; infrastructure development and implementation of projects for spatial development aimed at increasing the business sector of local economy and supporting human capacity. It is proved that organizational and economic measures taken in accordance with the conceptual framework for further development of innovative entrepreneurship will contribute to prompt and efficient high-quality changes to strengthen economic potential of rural areas.

Ключові слова

rural areas; economic potential; neuro-integration processes.

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