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.
Projects & Practice
The Czech Republic’s RDP has introduced simplified administration systems that improve transparency and reduce risks of errors concerning eligibility.
Start-up courses designed specifically for new entrants to farming ensure a strong grounding in both agricultural and business principles in the Flanders region of Belgium.
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
An example of an initiative promoting energy efficiency that addresses climate change through targeted actions at grassroots level.
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.
An agricultural company used EAFRD funding to strengthen its production of green asparagus and increase its share of the national and European market.
An agricultural business used RDP support to improve its capacity to process and store its produce, while producing renewable energy from the sun.