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.
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.
- Rural Development Programme in full (NL)
- ENRD RDP Summary (EN)
- DG AGRI RDP Factsheet (EN)
- RDP press summary (NL, 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.
- Dutch NRN website
- Dutch 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 Dutch NSU
Graadt van Roggenweg 500
3531 AH Utrecht
Telephone: 0031 (0)88 041 4501
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):