Identificering af udkantsproblematikker: Identification of problems in peripheral regions

Ea Leighton Andersen, Jesper Høeg Bøttger, Stephanie Sandra Gregersen & Anders Bach Pedersen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This paper identifies some of the problems for the peripheral regions in Denmark. By analysing empirical data from the blog ‘Oprør fra Udkanten’ and e-mail interviews with the two instigators of the initiative, some of the problems are identified together with their presented solutions for those problems. By interviewing a realtor from the island Møn and two people who have moved to the island Bornholm, some reasons are identified for people to move from a large city to a peripheral region. Some of the main problems identified from the blog ‘Oprør fra Udkanten’ are how the centralisation of the private and public sectors have had some consequences for the peripheral regions. This includes the change in infrastructure where public transportation has declined and public schools and clinics have been closed in some local areas. Since the peripheral regions are lacking in educational opportunities, young people move to the larger cities to acquire an education and only few return to the peripheral regions later in their lives. Furthermore there has been a stigmatisation of these regions in media and literature where the peripheral regions are painted as an inconvenience and only populated by imbeciles, morons and violent criminals. The reasons for some people to move to the peripheral regions are presented. The main reason found in the analysis of the empirical data is children or planning to have a child. Aspects like a greater sense of security, closer to nature, and more physical space are outlines as part of this motive.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk-Teknologisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato23 jan. 2015
VejledereFinn M. Sommer


  • udkantsområder
  • social innovation
  • Udkantsdanmark