Rural Development in Sweden 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.
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 in full (SV)
- ENRD RDP Summary (EN)
- DG AGRI RDP Factsheet (SV, EN)
- RDP press summary (SV, EN) Source: European Commission
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 Swedish NSU
Landsbygdsnätverkets kansli (Swedish NRN Support Unit)
551 82 Jönköping
Telephone: 0046 35 155 000
Hans-Olof Stålgren (Main contact/ TNC, Youth inclusion, Fishery and Aquaculture):
Maria Gustafsson (NSU manager; NRN self-assessment/ Evaluation):
Ingrid Whitelock (Communication):
Sara Uddemar Communication):
Ulrika Holmgren (LEADER/CLLD):
Nils Lagerroth (Area based businesses & social inclusion of refugees):
Magnus Nordgren (Service in rural areas, Fisheries and Aquaculture):