Contact Point

The ENRD Contact Point (CP) supports the operation of the European Network for Rural Development (ENRD). It coordinates thematic and analytic work, facilitates networking and exchange, and communicates the work and voices of the network. Its activities are complemented by those of the European Evaluation Helpdesk for Rural Development.

Based in Brussels, the Contact Point offers knowledge and facilitation in a wide range of rural development fields. Meet the ENRD CP team!

Knowledge development

  • Analytical summaries providing facts and figures on Rural Development programming and implementation across Europe.
  • Identification of good practices in both project and programme implementation aiming to encourage the transfer of practicable approaches.
  • Thematic work bringing together Thematic Groups (TGs) of key rural development stakeholders, Rural Development Programme (RDP) analysis, good practice identification and the production of related outputs, including events, information materials and publications.

Networking and exchange

  • Thematic Group meetings bringing together interested stakeholders and experts to discuss and exchange ideas, knowledge and thinking on a specific topic.
  • European meetings of the National Rural Networks (NRNs) providing platforms for exchange between Member States and between the European and national levels.
  • European Seminars bringing together a broad range of stakeholders to discuss particular rural development topics.
  • Capacity-building workshops aimed at improving technical delivery of the RDPs.
  • Local Action Groups database intended to enable and facilitate interregional and transnational cooperation.


  • The ENRD website – a one-stop shop bringing together the latest rural development knowledge from across Europe. The website is available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Polish.
  • A monthly newsletter providing all the latest ENRD and rural development news.
  • Rural Connections, the ENRD's networking magazine, bringing together the voices of rural development stakeholders from across Europe.
  • EAFRD Project Brochures  presenting case studies of projects funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).
  • EU Rural Review, the ENRD's principal thematic publication, offering the latest knowledge and thinking on particular rural development topics.
  • The ENRD Social Media channels provide platforms for two-way communication with a broad range of stakeholders.