Holapueblo initiative seeks rural municipalities to increase population
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The presentation of the IV edition of Holapueblo was held online on September 26th to provide municipalities with a detailed overview of the comprehensive resources of this initiative to fight depopulation. The registration period for municipalities with less than 5,000 inhabitants interested in increasing their population and reactivating their economy will close on October 8.
Main facts/points outlined in body of text
- Redeia, AlmaNatura and Ikea have launched this new call for Holapueblo, which will put municipalities in contact with people who want to live and start a business in rural Spain to generate economic activity and employment.
- In its three previous editions, this initiative has enabled 133 people to find a home in 34 municipalities, helping to create 30 new businesses in various sectors and addressing the problems of depopulation and loss of basic services in the towns involved.
- In addition, the platform has recovered two municipal spaces that were in disuse in the municipalities of Almedina (Ciudad Real) and Jaraba (Zaragoza), where it has created a coworking space and renovated the cultural center, respectively, within the framework of the Reactivators Project.
- The IV edition of Holapueblo is open to municipalities of less than 5,000 inhabitants committed to rural development and looking for new neighbors to generate a positive impact on their territory. The initiative offers them the opportunity to publicize what they offer to entrepreneurs who want to establish themselves in rural areas and contribute to their communities.
- As a key innovation and in response to the challenge of access to housing in rural areas, this edition will implement a comprehensive research on ongoing initiatives and success stories that are responding to this issue with the aim of developing a roadmap to help municipalities to create or strengthen municipal housing stock.