The resource pack contains training modules, a teacher’s guide, animated video and a PowerPoint presentation explaining the topics of food, environment and countryside in Europe.
A recent brief by the European Parliament’s Think Tank overviews the possibilities offered by Rural Development policy to integrate migrants in Europe’s rural areas as a way of addressing under-population and economic decline.
The brief examines migration, as well as challenges facing rural Europe and goes on to highlight rural policy instruments and projects that can or have successfully supported migrant integration in rural areas.
A new Financial Instrument (FI) supported under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and managed by the European Investment Fund (EIF) will provide investment support for SMEs in the French region Occitanie/Pyrénées-Méditerranée.
The instrument will help leverage a loan portfolio of € 67.5 m, aiming to stimulate the local economy by facilitating investment in riskier projects related to food, farming and forestry.
A new study by the European Parliament’s Think Tank examines the role that the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) plays in supporting EU climate action in the 2014-2020 period and how it might evolve post 2020.
The publication reviews the implications for EU agriculture of the COP21 Paris Agreement on climate change and the latest EU climate policy proposals for 2030.
A new declaration calling for an improved LEADER/CLLD implementation framework resulted from a stakeholder-driven process at the Renewing LEADER/CLLD for 2020+ conference organised by the European LEADER Association for Rural Development (ELARD) in November 2016 in Tartu, Estonia.
ELARD’s ‘Tartu declaration’ suggests a decrease in bureaucracy and a simplified multi-funded CLLD through a single funding source managed by a one coordinating body following one unique set of rules at the EU level be part of the new framework.
A new brochure by CEEweb for Biodiversity overviews green infrastructure – a network of green spaces conceived to provide multiple benefits to people and nature – and how it can be integrated into Europe’s agricultural sector.
The publication contains a list of EU policies and funding possibilities, best practice examples and the latest scientific evidence in support of green infrastructure.
Get in touch with Local Action Groups (LAGs) funded under the Rural Development Programmes via the updated ENRD LAG database.
The database now contains the contact information of over 1100 LAGs from across 14 EU Member States and will be continuously expanded, including to local groups operating under the Fisheries (EMFF), Regional Development (ERDF) and Social (ESF) Funds.
Two recent events, the fourth meeting of the LEADER Sub-group (21 February) and a workshop on LEADER innovation (22 February) stressed the importance of exchange and networking in support of more effective and innovative LEADER/CLLD implementation.
The workshop discussed ways of strengthening and expanding rural innovation through both Local Development Strategies and a broader range of initiatives such as EIP-AGRI Operational Groups and Agricultural Knowledge and Information Systems (AKIS).
The Sub-group highlighted its role and that of rural networks in supporting local actors to deliver improved results on the ground building on the messages from events such as Cork 2.0, LEADER/CLLD 2020+, and Achieving results the CLLD way.
It provides details on specific structures and processes to address arising challenges. For additional information, see a collection of integration projects and initiatives throughout Germany.
A new publication examines gender inequality in agriculture and rural development; overviews EU and international policy objectives; and provides a collection of useful resources and practical examples on mainstreaming gender into agricultural policy.
The publication, produced by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), makes the case for integrating the gender dimension into the policy cycle. See also ongoing ENRD work on social inclusion and demographic change, including a recent event on the topic.