Gender equality – a key to rural prosperity

  • Dennis Holm (Participant)

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The population structure in the Nordic countries is changing fast. Ageing, migration, and urbanisation pose challenges for labour markets and welfare provision – especially in remote rural regions. The Covid crisis adds fuel to the fire and the response and resilience differs widely between countries and regions.
What are the solutions towards a more sustainable regional development?

Two new reports point to the importance of adding a gender perspective to regional policy and planning, especially in remote areas. Men and women have different migration patterns and educational aspirations. The gender-segregated labour market and traditional gender roles in responsibility for care are persistent. What if rural areas could be frontrunners in breaking gender stereotypes and enabling work-life balance for young families and local entrepreneurs?

NIKK, Nordic Information on Gender, and Nordregio, Nordic Institute for Regional
Development, invites you to a webinar exploring the connection between gender and regional development. What can we learn from research and policies, regional experts and local change-makers from some of the most isolated places in the Nordics?
Period25 Mar 2021
Event typeConference
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • gender equality
  • rural development
  • regional development