International research collaboration and ongoing projects

Integration of village development and agriculture
The project investigates agriculture's importance in local areas divided into small local plants and major production-oriented plants. Contact person: Pia Heike Johansen,  Read more about the project (in Danish)

Development jointly between local communities and municipalities
The purpose of this project is to investigate the democracy of the local communities and the development possibilities at submunicipality level in the rural areas of Denmark with a specific focus on the relationship between the municipality and the local community. Contact persons Annette Aagaard Thuesen, and Klaus Levinsen,  Read more about the project (in Danish)

Living with dementia
This project is a cross-disciplinary Citizen Science-project between SDU and the Dementia clinic (Odense University Hospital (OUH). Dementia is a cronical desease. It is estimated that up to 87,000 citizens and their relatives will have to live with dementia in various degrees. It is expected that this number will be higher as life expectancy is increasing. This is a challenge for municipalities and health authories - not least in rural areas. Contact persons: Egon Noe, and Pernille Tangaard Andersen, Read more about the project (in Danish)

More ongoing projects can be found on the Danish webpage 



  • TObeWELL – a COST project about tourism, wellbeing and ecosystems services


  • Prowell – a project about tourism in rural areas


  • Oplevelser i Nord. Outdoor recreation, tourism and knowledge-based value creation in Northern Europe



  • Citizen-driven innovation and local village action plans for rural areas - Mapping of the cooperation and development of a model, read more


  • Questionnaire survey: Danish rural-urban barometer, read more


  • The housing market in remote areas, read more




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