The European Commission has launched a call for tender for a pilot project on smart eco-social villages aimed at identifying best practice examples of addressing challenges such as unemployment, insufficient services and depopulation in rural areas.
Learn all about the major Cork 2.0 Rural Development Conference & Declaration and explore:
Discover articles on: (1) EvaluationWORKS! 2016 experiences from the Member States (2) Preparing the evaluation of innovation in RDPs 2014-2020 (3) Fourth Good Practice Workshop: 5-6 December Bordeaux, France (4) Evaluation at the local level and MUCH MORE!
The European Network for Rural Development (ENRD) is the structure that brings together all the stakeholders aiming to achieve improved rural development results in the EU.
The network serves as a hub for the sharing of information about how Rural Development policy, programmes, projects and other initiatives are working in practice and how they can be improved to achieve more.
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The European Evaluation Helpdesk for Rural Development is pleased to announce the publication of the new Working Document Evaluation-Related Queries.
This working document compiles a selection of evaluation-related queries raised by the Member States in the period from January 2015 to September 2016. Answers were prepared by the European Evaluation Helpdesk for Rural Development in collaboration with the responsible Commission services.
The new Guidelines - Assessment of RDP Results: How to Prepare for Reporting on Evaluation in 2017 are a non-binding document, which serve to fulfil the legal evaluation requirements relating to the AIR submitted in 2017. The document leads stakeholders through the phases of planning, preparing, conducting and reporting on evaluation for the AIRs to be submitted in 2017.
Additionally, the separate Annex 11 provides fiches for the common evaluation questions no. 1 – 21 to be answered in 2017.