Building on the past work carried out by the ENRD CP on supporting generational renewal to foster vibrant rural areas and in response to stakeholders’ demand, this workshop will further look into how to make rural areas more attractive for young farmers and new entrants and how young entrepreneurs can contribute to rural prosperity through their work.
The 13th NRNs’ meeting explored ways of reinforcing stakeholder engagement and enhancing collaboration among network members, including on the topics of post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), Smart Villages and Generational Renewal.
The videoconference was organised as an opportunity to engage the Thematic Group members beyond the live meetings and in order to allow for a specific discussion on the sustainability aspects of the bioeconomy.
The workshop focused on the state of implementation of the current biodiversity-related measures in RDPs and on the coordination with other policy instruments. It provided an opportunity to share good practice examples, exchange on bottlenecks and lessons learned, and discuss the future of biodiversity conservation in the 2021-2027 CAP Strategic Plans.
The second meeting of the Thematic Group (TG) will discuss different territorial and local approaches to developing bioeconomy in rural areas.