The aim of this virtual workshop was to discuss how to create linkages across geographies, themes and initiatives; to share lessons on best practice and added value in collaboration and consider virtual linkages as well as to foster new collaborative initiatives between NRNs.
The meeting was an opportunity to update LEADER Sub-group members on the state of play of LEADER implementation and Commission initiatives relating to LEADER, as well as on recent and planned ENRD Contact Point activities related to LEADER.
The 19th NRN meeting was organised by the ENRD Contact Point jointly with the Luxembourg Rural Network. The main objectives of the meeting were to discuss the role of NRNs in supporting and promoting TNC, to provide space to exchange on forthcoming rural networking activities and to consider how NRNs have so far contributed to the development of the LTVRA.
This virtual workshop looked to identify the success factors and added value delivered by projects and consider how successful projects can be identified, communicated and used in networking. The workshop also allowed to exchange the lessons learned from successful projects, and how these success experiences can best be communicated and transferred.
The ENRD Contact Point and the rural networks of Flanders and Wallonia co-organised the 18th NRN Meeting, which explored how NRNs have responded to the challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and specific lessons learned in adapting methodologies.
The ENRD Contact Point and the Spanish Rural Network Support Unit co-organised the 16th NRN Meeting in Calatayud. This meeting focused on the state of play of preparations for the design and setting up of the new CAP Networks under the post 2020 CAP, as well as any challenges and potential solutions.
The 16th NRN meeting was followed by a workshop NRN facilitation techniques for stakeholder engagement on 4 March.
To prepare the ground for future CAP networks, there is a need to reinforce the connections between the activities of rural networks with those of farming stakeholders both at EU and national level.