Rural Development in The Netherlands 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 The Netherlands;

Browse through the Dutch 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.

Country 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 Dutch NSU

Regiebureau POP
Graadt van Roggenweg 500
3531 AH Utrecht
The Netherlands
Telephone: 0031 (0)88 041 4501

Contact person:

Kees Anker (General, Innovation/EIP):
Elona Moerdijk (Communication):
Thamar Kok (LEADER/CLLD, Innovation/EIP):
Henk Reinen (NRN self-assessment/ evaluation):
Erika Frankhuizen (Water, Nature, young farmers):

Managing Authority

Regiebureau POP
Graadt van Roggenweg 500
3531 AH Utrecht
The Netherlands
Telephone: 0031 (0)88 041 4501

Contact person: Henk Reinen


Paying Agency

Netherlands Enterprise Agency
Croeselaan 15, 3521 BJ Utrecht
Postbus 8242, 3503 RE Utrecht