The design and implementation of an integrated rural policy requires changes in the inter- and intra-governmental relations and between the public and the private sectors and the civil society. This conference addressed the main issues related with the design and implementation of place-based policies for rural development focusing on three key areas:
The role of the central and regional government and vertical co-ordination mechanisms;
Horizontal co-ordination at the central level;
The role of local actors and lower horizontal relation.