On the 30th of November 2016, the general annual meeting the Mulgimaa Development Centre took place in Valma village, Viljandi parish. At the meeting, current development projects and the future development strategy for the historical region of Mulgimaa were discussed. The meeting also included a presentation by Geomedia PhD student Bianka Plüschke-Altof, who presented the results of her research work conducted within the framework of the Marie Curie ITN RegPol2. Under the title “The Influence of Place Image on Regional Development” she discussed the role that spatial images and discourses play for rural development in Estonia. The presentation was followed by an intense debate on the merits and limits of an image-making strategy in Mulgimaa.

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http://www.mulgimaa.ee/mak/teated/mtu-mulgimaa-arenduskoja-uldkoosolek-toimub-30-novembril-2016/

http://www.regpol2.eu/