Rural areas are essential to the effective functioning of our societies and environment. They provide food, water and clean air. We use them for recreation, for protection from flooding and to harness renewable energy. By managing their plentiful resources, supporting rural communities and preserving natural ecologies we can enhance the quality of all our lives.

Royal HaskoningDHV has an impressive portfolio of successful rural projects across the globe, as well as throughout the Czech Republic. Our multidisciplinary Czech team of regional economist, planners and engineering experts understand the complex interactions between regional development, rural areas development, agriculture production and regional land use planning.

As the main challenge of Czech rural areas is not productive agriculture but balanced territorial cohesion we aspply a holistic view of rural areas, particularly of those in marginal or affected parts of the Czech regions, where special regional policies has to be implemented. As our approach is integrated, it deploys strategic planning, physical planning, public intervention examination and program management and evaluation.

Thorough analytical skills, deep insight into the world of EU programming and ability to work at highest Czech central as well as EU level are necessary pre-conditions of performance of the Czech team. It is worth to know that evaluation works of Czech team are archived as the best case studies in public library of European Commission in the section of rural development program evaluations. Thanks to thorough EU pre-accession and EU post-accession experience of the Czech team the consulting services now are successfully exported to EU candidate countries (Western Balkan countries and Moldova).

Our Markets and services:

  • Regional land use planning
  • Regional strategic planning
  • Program management and evaluation
  • Cross-border strategies
  • Transport and traffic planning in rural areas
  • Tourism development studies
  • Research on regional disparities
  • Research of socio-economic status in naturally protected areas
  • Fund raising and management