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ENRD thematic publications language versions now online

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20/12/2018

The latest editions of the ENRD thematic publications are now available online in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Polish.

  • EU Rural Review 25 on 'Resource Efficiency’ overviews practice and examples of how the EU's Rural Development policy can be best used to support an improved management of natural resources.
  • Issue 26 on ‘Smart Villages: Revitalising Rural Services’ (also available in Czech) explores how digital and social innovation can be used in new, creative ways to improve basic rural services.
  • The EAFRD Projects Brochure on ‘Digital and Social Innovation in Rural Services’ profiles social and digital initiatives that are enhancing rural services such as health, education, mobility, energy, and digitisation of the village itself.

Rural Inspiration Awards

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20/12/2018

For the first time ever, the ENRD Contact Point is organising Rural Inspiration Awards to celebrate rural development projects that show how the policy contributes to a more competitive, sustainable and inclusive rural Europe.

Entries are proposed by National Rural Network (NRN) support units. A jury of experts will select a winner for each of five competition categories: improving the competitiveness of rural areas; environment and climate action; rural revitalisation; social inclusion; and LEADER/CLLD. An extra award will be selected by popular vote.

Watch out for the winners to be announced at ‘networX’, the ENRD networking event taking place in Brussels on 11-12 April 2019.

Share your rural bioeconomy experience

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19/12/2018

Send us your examples of small and medium size businesses, social enterprises, public or private initiatives contributing to the development of rural bioeconomy value chains and clusters in rural areas – please fill in our short survey by 31 January 2019!

The examples will feed into an inventory of European rural bioeconomy initiatives that will be widely disseminated - browse through our collection so far.

What next for ESIF Financial Instruments?

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19/12/2018

The FI Campus event of 3-5 December 2018 (Brussels, Belgium) explored new opportunities for the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) – including the rural development fund (EAFRD) – under the Omnibus Regulation.

Watch the video overviewing the main types of Financial Instrument products (loans, guarantees, equity and quasi-equity) that can be used in conjunction with ESIF and browse through a collection of success stories in a range of EU Member States and regions.

Autumn/winter 2018 edition of Rural Connections now online

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19/12/2018

The latest edition of the ENRD networking magazine ‘Rural Connections’ is now available in English on the ENRD website.

This time around, we Focus on…Communications: exploring some of the latest thinking and profiling inspiring communications practices that support Rural Development policy implementation.

Catch up with the latest in European rural development in our regular digest of news and updates and discover a variety of perspectives on topics ranging from the first ever Balkan Rural Parliament, to rural broadband networks, and the bioeconomy.

Subscribe to receive free paper copies of future editions in English, French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish, write to subscribe@enrd.eu.

Is technology the way to improve farming? Have your say!

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14/12/2018

Help to better understand the current and potential uses of precision faming tools – fill in this short survey by 24 December 2018!

The survey is targeted at farmers, both users and non-users of Precision Agricultural Technologies, and is available in all EU languages.

Rural Networks’ Assembly discusses future CAP

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13/12/2018

The latest meeting of the European Rural Networks’ Assembly (11 December 2018 – Brussels, Belgium) considered the state-of-play of discussions on the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) legislative framework, specifically focusing on networking and innovation.

Assembly members exchanged on the governance and role of the future ‘CAP networks’, the contribution of networking within Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems (AKIS), and elements related to monitoring and demonstrating network performance.

Pilot Study on the participation of the agricultural sector in BBI JU - Tender

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12/12/2018

The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) is planning to contract a service provider in the first quarter of 2019 to perform a pilot study on the participation of the agricultural sector in BBI JU.

The study should focus on business models, challenges and recommendations to enhance the impact on rural development. All detailed information is available on the BBI JU website.

BBI JU - Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking - is a €3.7 billion Public-Private Partnership between the EU and the Bio-based Industries Consortium, operating under Horizon 2020.

Fostering generational renewal in rural areas

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11/12/2018

A recent ENRD workshop (10 December 2018 – Brussels, Belgium) analysed support under the current Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for young farmers and explored innovative ways of encouraging young entrants into farming.

The event provided a platform for relevant rural development stakeholders to share opinions and ideas, and to discuss generational renewal under the post-2020 CAP proposals. The event was intended primarily for national authorities.

EU Rural Review language versions now online

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06/12/2018

EU Rural Review issues 25 on 'Resource Efficiency’ and 26 on ‘Smart Villages: Revitalising Rural Services’ are now available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Polish on the ENRD website.

Issue 25 overviews resource-efficient rural practices and highlights how the EU's Rural Development policy can be best used to support an improved management of natural resources.

Issue 26 explores how digital and social innovation can be used in new, creative ways to improve basic services in rural areas.

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