Rural Development in France is managed on a decentralised basis by the main administrative regions of the country through 27 Rural Development Programmes (RDPs). The RDPs are funded under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and national contributions. The RDPs set out priority approaches and actions to meet the needs of the specific geographical area they cover.
Find relevant information on the 27 RDPs below;
Explore EAFRD-supported projects in France;
Browse through the Local Action Groups (LAGs) in France.
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.
Rural Development Programme 'National RDP'
Rural Development Programme 'National Framework'
Rural Development Programme '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.
- French NRN website
- French NRN profile: main NRN objectives, membership, governance, budget and more.
- See the profiles of all NRNs.
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 French NSU
Unité nationale d'animation
3 rue barbet de Jouy
Telephone: 0033 1 4955 5489
Arnaud Marty (NSU Coordinator - CGET): firstname.lastname@example.org
Patricia Andriot (NSU Coordinator): email@example.com
Hanane Allali (NSU Coordinator - LEADER): firstname.lastname@example.org
Pascale Riccoboni (NSU Coordinator - EIP): email@example.com
Pascal Gruselle (Regional NSU Coordinator): firstname.lastname@example.org
Marc Longhi (Assessment & Training Coordinator): email@example.com
Réseau Rural en région centre
Conseil régional Centre-Val de Loire
Direction Europe, International et Numérique
9 rue St Pierre Lentin
CS 94117 - 45041 ORLÉANS Cedex 1
Telephone: 0033 2 3870 2529
Réseau Rural et périurbain Île-de-France
Conseil régional d’Île-de-France
Service agriculture, Direction de l’environnement, de l’agriculture et de l’énergie
Unité Aménagement durable
35 boulevard des Invalides
Telephone: 0033 1 5385 7868