The ENRD Contact Point organised a workshop on 'The role of LEADER/CLLD and networking in supporting social inclusion in rural areas' in Brussels on 17 March 2016.
The main objectives of the workshop were:
- To present opportunities provided by the Rural Development Programmes (RDPs) for supporting social inclusion in rural areas;
- To discuss approaches, tools and practices (especially LEADER/CLLD and rural networking) towards enhancing social inclusion and integrating marginalised groups in rural areas;
- To draw recommendations on how to best seize the opportunities for social inclusion in rural areas.
The workshop gathered representatives of Local Action Groups, Network Support Units, EAFRD and ESF Managing Authorities, European institutions and other stakeholder organisations.
Factsheets on social inclusion in rural areas
- What can LEADER/CLLD and other bottom-up initiatives do?
- How to support the social inclusion of young people?
- How to support the social inclusion of migrants and asylum seekers?
- Social inclusion of Roma through LEADER and CLLD
- What can National Rural Networks do to support social inclusion?
Opportunities for improving social inclusion in rural areas
- Rural poverty and social inclusion in Europe, Séamus Boland, Irish Rural Link & European Economic and Social Committee
- The World Bank work on Community-Driven Development, Dan Owen, World Bank
- Supporting social inclusion through the Rural Development Programmes, Paul Soto, ENRD CP
Integrated strategies towards social inclusion
- The ESF perspective on social inclusion, Vincent Caron, DG Employment
- The Human Capital Operational Programme and social inclusion in rural areas of Romania, Elena Iordanescu, Ministry of European Funds & Raluca Elena Irofti, Managing Authority of the Human Capital Operational Programme
Local territorial approaches for social inclusion & integration of marginalised groups
- LAG-managed social inclusion programmes in Ireland, Ian Dempsey, West Cork Development Partnership
- The experience of multi-funded LAG strategies & the case of care farms in Tuchola region, Poland, Ryszard Kaminski, Kujawsko - Pomorski Advisory Centre
Working groups (WG)
WG 1: Integration of migrants & refugees
- Integration of migrants in Sweden, Nils Lagerroth & Asha Ismail Mohamud, Swedish Network Support Unit
WG 2: Integration of young people
- Integrating youth in rural areas, Julia Falkman, Member of the Thematic Group on Youth in Sweden
WG 3: Integration of Roma people
- Transnational cooperation on Roma integration (Serbia-Romania), Ivana Stefanovic Ristin, National LEADER Network Serbia
WG 4: Integration of women
- Integration of women in rural areas, Marta Rosa, COPA-COGECA
How Networks can contribute to enhancing social inclusion?
- The role of the Swedish National Rural Network in supporting social inclusion, Nils Lagerroth & Asha Ismail Mohamud, Swedish NSU
- Learning Network on Poverty and Vulnerability, Alexander Spriet, Flemish NSU
- Monitoring the quality of CLLD interventions targeting Roma, Ruus Dijksterhuis, ERGO Network