La missió de la Fundació del Món Rural és aportar elements perquè Catalunya sigui conscient del valor estratègic que el seu entorn rural té per al desenvolupament sostenible del país.

Beginning

Fundació Món Rural (FMR) is driven by the Department of Agriculture of the Government of Catalonia and was created by Government Agreement in 2006, to continue the work begun at the First Congress of the Rural World.

The FMR critical soul wants to be the proposed changes, stimulates further discussions within government departments and causes opening new lines of work for the rural perspective is present in government bodies and to inform that Catalonia is aware the strategic value of their rural environment for the sustainable development of the country. To achieve this, the FMR works in collaboration with the active agents of the countryside, promoting the participation of people, organizations, associations and businesses in the territory.

Aware of the specific realities and/or differential of rural Catalonia, the FMR understand the rural as a space with dynamic and diversified economic activity and infrastructure drives that preserve the land and its natural and cultural riches. This implies an overall theme in the work of the FMR which considers both the economic and social and environmental. In this sense, the strategic lines of action of the FMR are: the value of rural, regional balance and sustainability, and the economic and social revitalization.


Mission

FMR’s mission is to establish mechanisms that facilitate reflection on specific issues and /or rural differentials. The FMR is mandated to promote and disseminate debates, studies, research and other activities that are directed to find models to understand the rural development as a space with dynamic and diversified economic activity, infrastructure and services sufficient and quality, and that preserve the land and its natural and cultural riches. In short, promoting actions to improve the living conditions of people who live and work in rural areas.
The final mission is to provide elements for Catalonia to be aware of the strategic value its rural setting is for the country’s sustainable development.
The welfare of rural inhabitants is the ultimate purpose of the FMR.
The final mission is to provide elements for Catalonia to be aware of the strategic value its rural setting is for the country’s sustainable development.

 


Vision

The FMR want to be an organization to serve the people of Catalonia through the promotion and defense of the countryside and several mechanisms: reflection, providing solutions, creating new debates, seeking new challenges, providing a critical perspective and following up of different realities, helping and advising stakeholders.

The FMR is willing to do this work in collaboration with the active agents of the rural world, defending the premise that it is they who should be involved and be protagonists in the development of the territory, to energize and indirectly enhance its activity and its significance in public space.

The FMR is intended to involve people, institutions, organizations, associations and companies in the study, research and analysis of the strategic priorities for the development of rural Catalan.

From the beginning of institutional loyalty, the FMR must be the soul critique proposed changes, stimulate further discussion, causes opening new lines of work and makes the rural perspective is always present in the provisions of all government bodies. It is in this sense that the FMR be understood as an independent ally of the Government of Catalonia.

The FMR is intended to be recognized and respected by the political, economic and social.


Values

The FMR contributes to the value of ensuring their rural world:

Knowledge

Through studies, research work, publications and others, will generate knowledge about the rural world.
 

 

Relational

There are many centers, foundations, specialized agencies that perform quality work on many of the issues that affect rural. The FMR must work with them to generate that knowledge which we seek. Joint actions, partnerships, agreements, etc… They will allow creating a network of partners, which will have multiplier effects of the ongoing work of the FMR and these agents.
 

 

Internationalization

The FMR related searches outside the Catalan, both in the state and in other countries, to share knowledge and experiences, establish partnerships, etc.. Promote “good practices” in rural development at European and international will be one of the priorities that will have the FMR.
 

 

Public visibility

The FMR must promote the value of rural by the Catalan society. Transmit awareness of the problems of the rural environment and highlight the positive externalities generated by traditional rural activities, is a value that the FMR must contribute to the development of rural areas.
 

 

Flexibility

The flexibility that has the FMR for certain targets, or conduct events, studies, etc…

 

Generation of debate

The FMR can take ideas and launching proposals to generate more pluralistic debate on the necessities of rural areas.

 


Beneficiaries

he beneficiaries of the work of the FMR are, first, the people who live and work in rural areas, and in general, the whole Catalan society.

The main recipient of our products and services is the Government of Catalonia. The reports, opinions, studies, observatories and research should be useful for the Catalan Executive.

Local government levels (municipalities and county councils) are also recipients of the searches, reports and studies that performed FMR.

Active agents and representatives of economic and social development in rural areas are also major recipients of the resources that the FMR makes available, either in the form of study, report, publications, research, dissemination workshops, etc...