The Irish authorities have decided to pay 80,000 euros to people who choose to move to one of the country’s extraterritorial communities.
According to the government, the plan is part of the Ireland plan “Our Living Islands” policy, introduced by the government of Ireland to increase the population of the Irish islands, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.
“The aim of this policy is to ensure that vibrant, sustainable communities can continue to live (and thrive) on coastal islands for many years to come.” the government noted in this regard.
The program helps communities on a total of 30 islands not connected to continental bridges and isolated by the tides.
“Good transport services and developed infrastructure are important prerequisites for maintaining the islands’ populations. The Department’s objective is to seek to meet these requirements through current and capital investments through the Department itself and other relevant Departments and organizations. the statement says.
In a statement, the government said the policy for coastal islands was published this month and aims to ensure that sustainable and vibrant communities are eligible to continue living on coastal islands for the next few years.
The government said its ambition is that visitors to the islands can continue to experience and also appreciate the unique culture, heritage and environmental wealth that these islands offer.
The project consists of five high-level strategic objectives identified by islanders as important to the sustainable future of their communities: revitalize population levels on the islands, diversify island economies, improve health and wellbeing services, empower communities islands and build smart and sustainable communities. futures.
Ireland is not the first European state to take such an initiative to increase its dwindling population. The following countries also announced that they would pay people to move there:
Local media previously reported that those moving to Calabria, Italy, could receive a total of 28,000 euros in different towns.
Authorities in the town of Albinen in Valais, Switzerland, said those moving there could receive more than CHF 20,000 per adult and CHF 10,000 per child.
In addition to the territories mentioned above, a large number of towns in Spain also announced that those who move to territories such as Ponga, in Asturias, offer, for example, 3,000 euros to couples who move there, in addition to a total of 3,000 euros per child born in this territory.