Last modified: 2013-07-29
The paper focuses on a rural villages´ typology in the Czech Republic according to their mid-run demographic development. This typology will serve as a tool for a suggestion of future development strategies. The realistic approach to the rural development requires primarily a consensual definition of a rural area. The selection of tools to be applied and measures to be taken to influence rural areas as well as the setting up the institutional framework would be difficult without defining the object of interest. The adequate definition and typology of rural areas are therefore one of essential prerequisites for the effective resource allocation within the rural development policy.