The new edition of the Rural Connections magazine is now available in English.
This issue includes a 'Focus on...' good practices collection and dissemination and a number of articles on - among others - populism in rural areas, agro-ecology, networking, Results Based Payment Schemes, and (fictional) rural crimes. Language versions (French, German, Italian, Spanish and Polish) will follow soon.
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The European Commission has put forward its proposal for a major recovery plan. To ensure the recovery is sustainable, even, inclusive and fair for all Member States, the European Commission is proposing to create a new recovery instrument, Next Generation EU, embedded within a powerful, modern and revamped long-term EU budget. The Commission has also unveiled its adjusted Work Programme for 2020, which will prioritise the actions needed to propel Europe's recovery and resilience.
Among these measures, the European Commission advanced a €15 billion reinforcement for the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) to support rural areas in making the structural changes necessary in line with the European Green Deal and achieving the ambitious targets in line with the new biodiversity and Farm to Fork strategies.
Read more in the press release here.
The Good Practice Workshop organised by the European Evaluation Helpdesk for Rural Development, ‘Data management for the assessment of RDP effects’, took place on 13-14 May, 2020 Online.
Discover articles on:
- From the AIR in 2019 to the ex ante evaluation of the CAP Strategic Plan
- Linking result indicators and specific objectives
- Getting to know Sophie Helaine Head of Unit C.4 ‘Monitoring and Evaluation’
Expand your knowledge of:
- Data Management for the Assessment of RDP Effects
Reinder Witting, Chairman of the community foundation Twentse Noabers Fonds (the Netherlands), describes how the Fonds reacted to the COVID-19 crisis, fostering ‘virtual’ local connections to respect social distancing rules.
The Twentse Noabers Fonds was funded through LEADER and is included among the examples of the EU Rural Review 29 on ‘LEADER Achievements’.
The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC), Europe’s leading industry association putting circularity, innovation and sustainability at the heart of the European bioeconomy, has partnered with the European Committee of Regions (CoR) to develop a new partnering platform to connect the bio-based industries and European regions.
Around fifty European regions currently participate in the platform, representing a broad geographical diversity of regions from the north, south, west and the east of Europe