The second Thematic Group (TG) meeting focused on social innovation initiatives and their role in revitalising rural services. It demonstrated that the momentum behind Smart Villages is growing - both on the ground and at a policy level.
The European Evaluation Helpdesk for Rural Development is pleased to invite you to the Good Practice Workshop, “National Rural Networks’ support to the evaluation of RDPs”, which will take place in Athens, Greece from 30 November - 1 December, 2017. Main target audiences: Managing Authorities, National Rural Networks, evaluators and other evaluation stakeholders. Register online now!
This ENRD workshop explored the causes for both ‘risk averse’ and ‘opportunity seeking’ attitudes towards local innovation and sought to identify the factors which would contribute to enhancing LEADER innovation.
This NRNs’ workshop discussed key social inclusion challenges in rural areas and ways of overcoming them by attracting young people, strengthening entrepreneurial capacities, improving the perception about rural areas and better communicating rural attractiveness.
The 9th NRNs’ meeting discussed joining up activities, including: linking and signposting thematic work among the NRNs; development of good practices; and collection and dissemination of Common Network Statistics.
This European seminar built on experiences and lessons from putting in practice Community-led Local Development (CLLD) as supported under Rural Development (EAFRD), Fisheries (EMFF), Regional Development (ERDF) and Social (ESF) Funds.
The first Thematic Group (TG) meeting discussed integrated strategic approaches to innovation in rural services, emerging projects and the role of Rural Development policy in supporting them, with a particular focus on RDP Measures for basic services and LEADER/CLLD.
The 1st meeting of the Thematic Group (TG) discussed its purpose and objectives, as well as the initial results of the scoping work carried out by the ENRD Contact Point, building on the previous thematic work on ‘Resource Efficiency’.
The eighth meeting of the European Rural Networks’ Steering Group (SG) focused on outcomes of the networks’ self-assessment exercise and considered the implications of these findings for the work of the networks.