The workshop presented opportunities under the RDPs for supporting social inclusion in rural areas and discussed approaches, tools and practices (especially LEADER/CLLD and rural networking) to achieve this objective.
The workshop focused on the definition, use, and communication of selection criteria which is crucial for a result-oriented and effective implementation of Rural Development Programmes (RDPs).
The fourth meeting of the Rural Networks’ Steering Group (SG) strengthened members' involvement in EU Rural Networks' activities and fine-tuned their priorities for 2016.
The fourth NRNs' meeting aimed to support Network Support Units (NSUs) in developing network activities such as thematic work; events; collection of good practices; and digital communications.
The second meeting of the TG discussed the topics of ‘Added Value and Entrepreneurship' and ‘Accessing New Markets’ with a particular focus on public procurement of food and drink.
The workshop presented and discussed the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the European Investment Advisory Hub (EIAH) and the European Investment Project Portal (EIPP).
The third meeting of the LEADER/CLLD Sub-group discussed the state of play of programming and implementation of LEADER and LEADER cooperation activities, as well as recent activities and initiatives on improving delivery.
The workshop enabled an exchange between Managing Authorities and European Commission representatives on the opportunities and challenges of umbrella projects under LEADER/CLLD.
The conference reflected on the lessons learned from the RDP programming phase; where the greatest areas of potential for the RDPs are; and specific actions allowing to fully realise this potential.
The workshop enabled exchange on possibilities for applying SCOs in LEADER/CLLD with a special focus on preparatory support and running costs and animation.