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The Tartu Declaration calls for an improved LEADER/CLLD implementation framework, including  a decrease in bureaucracy and a simplified multi-funded CLLD through a single funding source managed by a one coordinating body following one unique set of rules at the EU level.
It resulted from a stakeholder-driven process at a dedicated conference in November 2016 in Tartu, Estonia.

This document provides the individual reflections of Professor Bill Slee on Smart Villages in Scotland and reviews the main objectives of the Scottish Government for sustainable inclusive economic growth, and the specific legislative framework to achieve it.

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This edition focuses on the link between environment, the new CAP and the European Green Deal and brings the finalists of the Rural Inspiration Awards 2020 back into the spotlight. 

Rural development stakeholders share their views on, among others, women in agriculture, renewable energies and the role of heritage for rural regeneration. The News section includes an overview of recent EU developments and ENRD activities, including the new ENRD tool 'Share your rural story'.


Cette fiche d’information est centrée sur l’aspect Biens locaux de l’« agenda d’amélioration » LEADER/CLLD établi lors d’un séminaire CLLD spécifique qui avait été organisé conjointement par quatre directions générales de la Commission européenne.

This is the main report of the thematic ENRD Seminar on 'Promoting the Transition to the Green Economy'.
It overviews the policy drivers for the creation of a Green Economy, including support under the Rural Development Programmes (RDPs) and a wide range of project examples from over 11 EU Member States.
This ENRD Guidance is focused on the practical implementation of Transnational Cooperation projects. It refers to specific tools to support the processes, these are presented as separate documents.

This is the highlights report of the 23rd National Rural Networks meeting held on 21 September 2022.

The meeting aimed to discuss the role of CAP networks in supporting green architecture of the CAP, explore approaches on how can NSUs strengthen innovation support, provide an update on rural networking activities and have working sessions on networking activities, including the Rural Inspiration Awards Cluster vote.

The final report of the ENRD Thematic Group (TG) on 'Smart and Competitive Rural Businesses' (2016-2017) summarises the main recommendations and outputs from the TG's work. Additionally, it overviews the context, objectives, approach, methods and activities of the TG.

This document outlines the findings from six case studies on the programming arrangements related to 'Resource Efficiency' in national and regional Rural Development Programmes (RDPs).