The event ‘networX – Inspiring Rural Europe’ hosted the ceremony of the Rural Inspiration Awards, recognising inspiring initiatives funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) that demonstrate the contribution of Rural Development Policy towards a more competitive, sustainable and inclusive rural Europe.
The awards recognise inspiring projects in six thematic categories:
- improving the competitiveness of rural areas;
- environment and climate action;
- rural revitalisation;
- social inclusion;
- LEADER/CLLD; and
- popular vote.
An expert jury selected one winning project in each thematic category from the overall list of 25 nominees. The winner of the category 'popular vote' was selected via an online voting system, which was open until 11 April at 12.00 (CET time).
Meet the winners of the 2019 edition of the Rural Inspiration Awards!