Loss and destruction of social capital and social networks in Spanish rural areas as consequences of the NOT LEADER philosophy

Javi Serrano Lara, a visiting PhD student from the Institute of Local Development, University of Valencia, Spain, is making a CCRI Seminar presentation during his stay in the CCRI. Javi has a background is in geography and environment. He graduated from the University of Valencia in 2013 and also gained a Masters in land management and environment in 2014. His research interests include the gender approach in rural areas and Geographic Information Systems. Javi is currently working on his PhD, which examines social capital in rural areas using social network analysis in relation to rural development programme (LEADER). During his stay in the UK,