In Europe we are witnessing a loss of economic activities in marginal areas, compared to their concentration in more densely populated areas.
This reality affects employment which is greatest where there are more job opportunities. These conditions – unemployment and impoverishment – push the marginal areas to further depopulate, to the point that the gap between periphery and economic centers widens.
The reduced capacity of the territories is also due to a reduced entrepreneurial competence in the population that prevents the full realization of this potential, and the most difficult entities such as young adults and women; for both the cause is to refer to a reduced awareness of their entrepreneurial skills. Ultimately, in these territories there is a lack of endogenous capacity for participation in collective life, and therefore also reduced competences in the field of participation.