Rural Development in Denmark is managed nationally through one Rural Development Programme (RDP), funded under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and national contributions. The RDP sets out priority approaches and actions to meet the needs of the specific geographical area it covers.

Explore EAFRD-supported projects in Denmark;

Browse through the Danish Local Action Groups (LAGs).

Rural development funding through the EAFRD is part of a broader framework of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds), including also Regional Development, Social, Cohesion, and Fisheries Funds. These are managed nationally, by each EU Member State, on the basis of Partnership Agreements, strategic plans outlining the country’s goals and investment priorities.

RDP information

RDP documents

See ENRD summaries of all national and regional RDPs. Find out more about RDP implementation and the broader Rural Development policy framework.

Partnership Agreement documents

See ENRD summaries of all 28 Partnership Agreements.

National Rural Network

NRNs operate in each EU Member State to support and enhance rural development objectives, enable and facilitate exchange and learning between all the partners involved in policy implementation.

The operation of each NRN is supported by a Network Support Unit (NSU) tasked with coordinating thematic and analytic work, facilitating networking and exchange, and communicating the work and voices of the network.

Contact the Danish NSU

Netværkscenteret (Network Support Unit)
Slotsgade 1
4800 Nykøbing Falster
Telephone: 0045 41 717 830


Contact persons:
Pernille Ventzel Hansen (Head of Section): 
Dea Cordt Kragh (Head of Section):
Allan Philips (Chief Advisor):

Managing Authority

Danish Business Authority
Slotsgade 1
4800 Nykøbing Falster
Telephone: 0045 41 717 830



Paying Agency

Danish Agrifish Agency
Nyropsgade 30
1780 Copenhagen V
Telephone: 0045 33 958 000




Gestión del desarrollo rural

La política de desarrollo rural en Dinamarca es responsabilidad del Ministerio de Alimentación, Agricultura y Pesca. El Plan Estratégico Nacional (PEN) para Dinamarca proporciona el marco general de la política de desarrollo rural en el país y un único Programa de Desarrollo Rural (PDR) identifica las acciones y medidas específicas para tratar las necesidades rurales concretas para el período de programación de 2007-2013.

Resumen de objetivos de la política de desarrollo rural

Los cuatro objetivos principales de la política de desarrollo rural, tal y como se subrayan en el PDR de Dinamarca, son lo siguientes:

  • Fomentar el aumento de emprendedores y puesto de trabajo locales en zonas rurales;
  • Una mayor competitividad en los sectores agrícola, alimentario y forestal;
  • Paisajes variados, naturaleza rica y un medio ambiente limpio;
  • Condiciones de vida atrayentes en zonas rurales, lo que contribuye a una fuerte cohesión entre el medio rural y el urbano.

Documentos relevantes

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