To realize these opportunities, Village Hosts seek out and connect assets that may already exist in a community, but are unknown, or isolated: people, places, buildings, and skills. Based on these new connections, Village Hosts develop services sustained by new business models: remote working, co-housing, platform co-ops and others. Village Hosts enable diverse partners and stakeholders to work together – often for the first time. Their work is a form of green infrastructure.
Open Schools for Village Hosts
Village Hosts bring new social, economic and ecological life to small villages and their local economy. They create new livelihoods, and good work, in emerging urban-rural markets: positive-impact tourism, nature reconnection, adventure sports, farm-shares, learning journeys, wellness retreats, work-vacations, heritage trails, and more.
- Identification of the range of key competencies that a Village Host could need.
- Pilot – training programme with 40 Village Hosts from different parts of Europe.
- Manifesto and handbook.
- Collaboration platform with the following functions: collect and publish stories, provide tools, support and enable a community of knowledge exchange.