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Linking sustainable practices throughout Europe

ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England)

Rural topic(s): Development of rural territories, Services in rural areas, Advocacy on food and rural policies

City: Cirencester

Country: United Kingdom

Web site: http://www.acre.org.uk

ACRE is the national umbrella of the Rural Community Action Network (RCAN), which operates at national, regional and local level in support of rural communities across the country. It aims to promote a healthy, vibrant and sustainable rural community sector that is well connected to policy and decision-makers who play a part in delivering this aim. ACRE vision is to provide a rural community development centre of expertise that is extensively used by policy makers and practitioners.

The aims of the ACRE Network are to:

  • Support community-led action and strong local governance

  • Increase the long-term sustainability of local community life

  • Influence policies and services, particularly to achieve equity for rural communities.

Scale of intervention : National, Regional, Local

Keywords: social link, rural services, Community Led Local Development (CLLD), rural entrepreneurship

Places: United-Kingdom

Actors: network for the exchange of experience, network, platform, forum, union of associations, association

Methods: networking, resources mobilization, support to project, advocacy, consulting/expertise, experience exchange, , exchange of good practices