To reach this point and in order to meet the main goal, the following objectives were set: S Objective 1.To analyse the background of rural development policies and articulation of programmes through the LEADER approach. To examine the methodological tools proposed by the EU for measuring the impact of RDP, from LEADER I to the 2007-13 RDP. To identify the key factors affecting the competitiveness of destinations in rural areas from a holistic perspective. To analyse the result of the functionality of tourism projects developed through the implementation of RDP in some case study in Spain. To conduct an in-depth study concerning pull factors of rural tourism destination in some case study in Spain. To study the key elements in the relationship between rural development governance and the tourism projects accomplished. To promote capacity building through examples of good practice in the implementation of LEADER method and tourism.Semi-structured interviews (N=9) were conducted to understand the key issues in rural development governance and its influence in the development of tourism activities.
30 June - 6 July 2019, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria This Think Camp is an international cooperation within the scope of the Euroleague for Life Sciences and is organised by faculties and departments that focus on economics, management and social sciences from BOKU Vienna, CULS Prague, SGGW Warsaw and Wageningen University in cooperation with the University of Hohenheim, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and the University of Copenhagen and is also open for students from other universities.
It addresses rural development issues in interdisciplinary views and aims to bring students and teachers from various countries and fields of work together in order to discuss subjects, to exchange knowledge, to improve the quality of students’ work and to improve the skills of students in a practical project.
It identifies what the key ingredients of sustainable rural tourism development (SRTD) could be, which include an effective policy framework, good partnerships between stakeholders and a strong connection between tourism and local resources.
A qualitative approach is adopted in investigating the cases of the Puli, Yuchih, and Renai townships in Taiwan, and the investigation focuses on three key concepts of policy, partnership and place (3Ps). Due to dependence on central government support, the public-private partnership appears problematic; however, the strong level of business support networks and community organisations engaging in tourism strengthens local initiative in promoting sustainable development.
In a second part, a structured survey with open-ended questions was chosen as the method to explore the challenges regarding pull factors of destinations located in rural areas.
It addressed quantitative and qualitative pull factors in relation to improving the competitiveness of rural tourism destinations.
One of the things you’ll need to be aware of is that selecting an appropriate title is important.
Here is a list of possible Ph D thesis topics on rural development for you to get going with in the next 5 minutes: All of the potential title above are great choices regardless of what your key weaknesses are.
Also keep in mind you do not need to select a title until you have completed the research phase.
Perhaps after doing a bit of research you’ll understand bit better what title you would be interested in doing.