Project Information

Poverty and Social Exclusion in Rural Areas

Background and objectives

In the course of this project funded by the European Commission and coordinatedby Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini located in Rome, teams from 15 European countriesanalyzed the extent and patterns of rural poverty and social exclusion. TheIAQ was responsible to carry out the German country study.


Along a guideline developed by Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini and mainly basedon the review of available data and studies, national reports for each countrywere prepared. They provided an overview on the following main issues for therespective country:

  • definitions of rural areas,
  • extent, features and characteristics of poverty in rural areas,
  • policy approaches to reduce poverty,
  • groups at risk and best practice examples.


Vanselow, Achim / Weinkopf, Claudia / Kalina, Thorsten , 2008: Germany. In: Poverty and social exclusion in rural areas: final report, annex I, country studies and executive summary, pp. 63–87

Project data

Term of the project:
23.11.2006 - 22.01.2008

Reseach department:
Flexibility and Security

Project management:
Dr. Claudia Weinkopf

Project team:
Dr. Thorsten Kalina, Achim Vanselow