Sweden’s National Rural Network has set up thematic working groups to improve and encourage the role of rural stakeholders in the delivery of rural development activity.
Projects & Practice
An example on how the process of preparing a local development strategy was used for stakeholder consultation on key rural development issues.
The model of the Rural Parliament is one which has grown across Europe. Scotland has adopted the model, following the example of others such as Sweden, Finland and Estonia.
The Flemish NSU organised a series of Learning Networks for LEADER meetings focussing on specific topics, in order to support the exchange of information, invite topic experts and improve LEADER and CLLD implementation.
Supporting regional planning using transnational cooperation, with a particular focus on local public-private partnerships
LINC stands for Leader Inspired Network Community, an initiative of Local Action Groups and Network Support Units.
An example of a large-scale previously state owned farm, which now successfully combines economic sustainability and the provision of public goods.
Amstelland Natuurzuivel is a cooperative of farmers in the Amstelland region who set up a milk factory to produce regional dairy products for the Amsterdam area.
Set up an operational group to improve the efficiency of the fruit production sector in Spain by developing new approaches for joint management of farms.
Set up an operational group to test different practices for optimal catch crop management and assess their efficiency in reducing nitrogen and carbon emissions.