Svatý Jan pod Skalou: Case study about the integration of small rural settlements

https://doi.org/10.17221/854-AGRICECONCitation:Hudečková H., Ševčíková A. (2007): Svatý Jan pod Skalou: Case study about the integration of small rural settlements. Agric. Econ. – Czech, 53: 9-20.
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Like other small rural settlements, Svatý Jan pod Skalou is dealing with financial and personnel problems within the exertion of public administration. That is why there is necessary to think about the potential integration strategies in a way, which would enable the commune to keep advantages of its own strengths and to solve disadvantages that hinder its future development. Methodical procedures of this paper are compounded of two parts − analytical situation study and formulation of preliminary options of integration strategies of the municipality, and their preliminary evaluation. Those parts also include a proposal of the evaluation tool of the selected strategies. With regard to the proposed strategies (integration with the neighboring village Hostím; joining the microregion − Local Action Group; integration with one of the near-by villages), it seems that the first option is the most beneficial, eventually in the combination with the second option. Those options would ensure a successful development of the municipality as a tourist location on the basis of the endogenous approach to rural development
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