Characterisation of rural territories in the Sudoe area

The COLEOPTER project examines four case studies in the following Sudoe eligible regions: two in Nouvelle-Aquitaine (France), one in Norte (Portugal) and one in Murcia (Spain). Additionally, the methodology will be replicated in Escaldes-Engordany (Andorra) to validate its transferability.

This report contains a comparative analysis of the local contexts of the case studies. The diversity of the regions’ contexts (territorial division, geography, climate and demographics) and resources (economy and energy system characteristics) are analysed in this report as the first step to design a solution for the project challenges. This characterisation will increase the transferability of the COLEOPTER approach, since it considers the diversity of rural territories in the Sudoe area.