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.
The first meeting of the TG aimed to define the 'Green Economy' and why it matters and to identify practical examples and analysis of what RDPs can and do support.
The second meeting of the Rural Networks’ Assembly took stock of the first full year of effective implementation of rural networking in the 2014-2020 programming period and set out the priority directions for 2016.
The first TG meeting discussed ways to develop Smart Agriculture, Smart Supply Chains and Smart Villages based on participants' own experiences and priorities.
The workshop was intended to support networks in the implementation of the Cooperation Measure (M16) in Rural Development Programmes (RDPs).
The third meeting of the Rural Networks’ Steering Group (SG) discussed the networks' priorities for 2015-2016 on the themes of: 'Smart and Competitive Rural Areas'; 'Greening the Rural Economy'; 'Capacity Building for LEADER/CLLD'; and 'Simpler Programme Implementation'.
The second LEADER/CLLD Sub-group meeting saw an exchange on best ways to support inter-territorial and transnational cooperation (TNC) within the EU and with third countries.