The 1st meeting of the Thematic Group (TG) on ‘Resource-Efficient Rural Economy’ primarily focused on defining specific sub-themes that members will work on within the framework of the TG. It further identified agriculture and forestry practices aiming at ‘doing more with less’, as well as practical opportunities offered by the Rural Development Programmes (RDPs).
Participants included representatives of European, national, regional and local stakeholder organisations, environmental organisations, research institutes, LEADER Local Action Groups, National Rural Networks, Managing Authorities, and the European Commission.
- Event summary
- Background Paper (Working Draft)
Thematic Group briefing document
- Purpose and process of the Thematic Group, Edina Ocsko, ENRD Contact Point
- ‘Why resource efficiency?’, Kaley Hart and Ben Allen, ENRD Contact Point/IEEP