Our fourth edition of the ENRD Rural Inspiration Awards (RIA) 2022 is here! This year's theme is 'The Future is Youth’ and will spotlight projects that involve young farmers in rural areas. RIA rewards the most green, digital, socially inclusive, innovative and resilient CAP projects implemented at a local level.
Since 2019, RIA has been celebrating projects that use support from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) to contribute to rural development policy objectives. Our RIA competition this year aims to increase the visibility of projects funded by both Pillars of the CAP as well as promote knowledge exchange and networking among CAP stakeholders.
Every year the awards focus on a different theme and this year’s focus is on good practice CAP projects that promote the Long-term vision for rural areas as well as this year’s thematic, which is the European Year of Youth. #RIAwards22’s four thematic categories are: Green Futures, Digital Futures, Resilient Futures, and Socially Inclusive & Innovative Futures. In addition to these, a popular vote on youth will be awarded to one shortlisted project that involves young people under 40 years old. The popular vote will be realised via an online voting system and will open in September. Stay tuned for more news about the popular vote!