CesR in brief
The CesR project, supported by the EU programme Interreg IVC, involves eight public authorities, universities and development agencies sharing common challenges to the rural services sector. They aim to develop policy instruments to create or reinforce sustainable employment, so that people in sparsely populated areas can make a living from their work and stay in their home areas. The CesR project enables its contributors to exchange experience – and ultimately transfer good practices between them – in the sectors of care services, tourist services and job sharing.
CesR partners intend to create favorable conditions to develop the neglected market of tourist services in self-catering holiday homes. In-house services like meals preparation, daily cleaning, babysitting etc. are underdeveloped in this specific kind of tourist accommodation. But various examples in Europe demonstrate that the demand exists.
At the same time, a skilled but under-employed human resource is available in rural areas. Part-time and precarious contracts prevail in the sector of home-care services.
CesR partners have to identify and promote easy solutions to help accommodation owners find and employ the relevant people, for example by sharing working time with other tourist businesses and home-care services companies.
After analyzing the existing policies in the participating regions, partners will identify the best of these policies and practices and evaluate their transferability.