• Abstract
  • Zusammenfassung
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. European rural development policy
  • 2.1 The regulatory framework
  • 2.2 Challenges from a regional perspective
  • 3. Programming rural development funds: methodological approach and data
  • 3.1 Interactive mathematical programming
  • 3.2 Linear optimization model
  • 3.3 Interactive model definition
  • 3.4 Generation of impact parameters
  • 4. Model specification
  • 5. Preliminary results: current and optimized budget allocation
  • 5.1 Baseline scenario
  • 5.2 Optimization of the current allocation
  • 6. Concluding remarks and outlook
  • References
  • Appendix
  • About the authors