Sustaining rural services and infrastructure

You are being invited to take part in a short survey into sustaining rural services and infrastructure within Europe, which is being carried out by ACRE for the European Rural Parliament (a non statutory organisation which represents organisations serving rural communities in Europe).   The aim is to collect data and case studies from 10 partner Countries which will provide a picture of the state of rural services and infrastructure across Europe.  Other countries taking part are Armenia, Moldova, Turkey, Netherlands, Hungary, Cyprus, Latvia, Czech Republic, Slovakia and UK.

* 1. Name

* 2. Organisation, if relevant

* 3. Which of the following types of infrastructure are important in your rural community? 1 is most important and10 is least important

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Drinking water supplies
Irrigation Water Supplies
Sewerage provision
Electricity supplies
Public lighting
Roads
Transport
Pavements
Broadband and telecommunications
Rural Economy related infrastructure (banks, markets and business facilities)

* 4. In general terms what is the condition, sustainability and access to each of the following in your rural community?

* 5. Please state who is the MAIN provider of the infrastructure: central Government, members of the community or another provider?

* 6. We would be interested to know of providers other than the MAIN provider as well as any other comments you wish to make.

* 7. Which of the following services are important in your rural community? 1 is the most important and 12 is the least important.

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Education facilities - infant,kindergarten
Education facilities - primary and secondary school
Education facilities - higher education and university
Health - Doctor and hospitals
Shops
Social care - baby clinics, chiropody & other services
Dental provision
Youth services
Banks and financial services
Veterinary services
Libraries
Place to meet (village or community hall or centre)

* 8. Please state who is the MAIN provider of the service: central Government, members of the community or another provider?

* 9. We would be interested to know of providers other than the MAIN provider as well as any other comments you wish to make?

* 10. Is there another important element of infrastructure or a service that is important to you?

* 12. Where within the structure of the settlement are services generally located?

* 13. What main factor inhibits the better provision or threatens the future viability of rural services and infrastructure?

* 14. What main factor favours the provision, viability and improvement of rural services and infrastructure?

* 15. Please provide examples, positive and negative, in provision of infrastructure and rural services.  If appropriate please name the project and donors if any.

* 18. Where are you based?  Please state Region or Country

* 19. Nationality

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