The second Rural Networks’ Assembly - the main governance body of the ENRD and EIP-AGRI networks - took place in Brussels on Thursday, 26 November 2015.
The Assembly brings together representatives of the main rural development stakeholder groups to provide strategic direction, guidance and advice to the work of the ENRD and EIP-AGRI networks.
The 2nd meeting of the Assembly marked the opportunity both to take stock of the first full year of effective implementation of rural networking in the 2014-2020 programming period and to set out the priority directions for 2016.
The meeting saw presentations and discussion of the main themes and activities organised by the ENRD Contact Point, EIP-AGRI Service Point and Evaluation Helpdesk. Workshops focused on how to activate rural networks to:
- contribute to smart and competitive rural areas;
- advance the green economy;
- tackle key issues in RDP implementation.