Countryside and Community Research Institute
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The Michael Dower Award for European Rural Resilience
The Michael Dower European Rural Resilience Award is intended to foster rural resilience.
It is open to all Europeans who care about our common values: democracy, cohesion, solidarity and peace.
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Current research projects
Exploring the Experiences and Issues for Rural Energy and Water Customers in PSR Needs Code Groups
This research will build on previous work undertaken for the same funders, including work by CCRI which explored rural vulnerability from a public utilities’ perspective
DEFRA Research Development and Evidence Framework Research (2021-2024)
The CCRI are currently involved in an on-going series of themed research projects under the DEFRA Research and Experimental Development (R&D) Framework.
Farming in Protected Landscapes Evaluation
This Defra funded project aims to evaluate the Farming in Protected Landscape programme (FiPL) in England’s 34 AONBs and 10 National Parks, in order to feed into programme design and implementation throughout the funded period (2021 – 2024) and inform future policy and practice.