This ENRD workshop discussed ways of improving the attractiveness of rural areas for young people and included examples of how to create relevant employment opportunities and services.
The event featured seven presentations of inspiring youth initiatives and projects by young farmers, entrepreneurs, and a vlogger from Austria, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Spain, England and Scotland, UK. These examples focused on youth entrepreneurship, rural-urban linkages, communication, and digitisation.
In addition, the event discussed specific policy tools and practices in the aim of developing recommendations for future policies. Participants identified success factors and transferability of ideas and projects on a wider scale, addressing topics such as exchange schemes for young farmers LEADER/CLLD and youth, and combination of policy tools and funds.