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This factsheet explores the types of opportunities for delivering economic value through a bioeconomy that contributes to climate change mitigation. It reflects on experiences of the Rural Development Programmes in supporting these opportunities and provides concrete examples from several Member States.

This is the highlights report of the ENRD seminar on Climate Action and Resilient Rural Economy. It takes stock of the lessons learned concerning the contribution of the Rural Development Programmes (RDPs) to a climate resilient, low-carbon economy in Europe’s rural areas. Reflections were shared based on the work carried out by the ENRD Thematic Group on Bioeconomy and Climate Action in Rural Areas.

This Thematic Briefing is one of the tools developed by the ENRD in order to assist Managing Authorities and rural stakeholders in designing and implementing Smart Villages initiatives in key domains. The focus of the document is on promoting digital transformation in villages and rural areas.

This is the highlights report of the 4th ENRD Thematic Lab on ‘Maintaining and widening stakeholder engagement. It explores the role of LEADER and LEADER Local Action Groups (LAGs) in maintaining and widening stakeholder engagement in their local areas to develop short- and long-term responses to address local challenges now and for the future. It was also the opportunity to discuss LAGs' responses to the COVID-19 crisis.

In 2017, Slovakia introduced three “criteria for the sustainable use of biomass” to be applied to all biomass-related projects financed by the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF). This case study describes the need for such criteria in Slovakia, their content and application, and the impacts expected.

This paper presents two examples of different approaches to innovative solutions on the climate change and low-carbon transition of agriculture in the EU sugarbeet sector, based on experiences of two cooperatives in The Netherlands and in Italy.

French agricultural organisations are translating the national strategy into sectoral approaches and initiatives. The livestock sector, which according to the NLCS is responsible for 45 % of France’s methane emissions, has developed methods to assess the GHG emissions of cattle production and ways to decrease them. This briefing presents some of the related climate initiatives and an example of their application in the French region of Pays de la Loire.

This is the highlights report of the 12th TG meeting of the ENRD Thematic Group (TG) on 'Smart Villages'.

The TG organised the last lab to provide space for other Member States to share ideas and pose questions about how they are proposing to support Smart Villages in their own countries. The Managing Authorities (MAs) of Austria, Ireland and Slovenia presented their ideas for supporting their villages through a dedicated framework in the CAP Strategic Plan.

In 2019, the national rural network in Spain (REDR) initiated a comprehensive research process involving all 185 Spanish LAGs, REDR Steering Committee and all 11 Regional Networks to explore their views and aspirations for the new programming period (2021-2027). The findings of the research fed into the position paper ‘The future of LEADER 2021-2027’, which informed policy-decision makers.

Strong underlying values and connections to academic institutions support LEADER/CLLD in Croatia, where the LEADER network is convinced that the LEADER/CLLD approach is of significant relevance at all levels of rural development.

A case study on cooperation in the LEADER delivery chain.