Policy Hub

The ROBUST Policy Hub has been created in an attempt to draw together in one place a number of key materials relating to a long-standing and ongoing series of policy debates with a bearing on rural-urban linkages. The Hub itself is iterative and evolving. It will look to reflect and capture policy developments by bringing together key documentation accompanied by brief explanations and commentary.

Its content has been arranged around the schema illustrated below.

Although we have used this categorisation system, it should not be inferred that we see these elements as being other than part of a much larger - and interconnected - complex whole. Rather like rural-urban linkages themselves, this whole subject area is made up of interconnected and interdependent elements.

Original Policy Hub Structure


Revised schema February 2020





Last updated: 8 October, 2022


A European Green Deal

Territorial Agenda 2020

Long Term Vision for Rural Areas

Farm to Fork

Biodiversity Strategy 2030

Circular Economy Action Plan

New Industrial strategy

SME Strategy

Urban Agenda for the EU

Leipzig Charter



CoR Opinion on the Leipzig Charter

Impacts of Demographic Change

Shaping Europe's digital future

Social Business Initiative

The Impact of the Social Economy report