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.
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.
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.
This is the highlights report of the 4th and final ENRD Thematic Group meeting on 'Bioeconomy and climate action'.
The meeting focused on the economic viability of climate change mitigating activities within the rural bioeconomy and the report provides examples of rural businesses that integrate climate action and the low-carbon bioeconomy in their business models, through the circular use of wastes and by-products.
As the environmental measures under the RDP in 2007-2013 were not taken up well by the farming community, LEADER was used to promote biodiversity projects across the Åland Islands (Finland) in the next programming period (2014-2020).
Accessibility of services, including healthcare, education, mobility, shopping and others, is one of the key factors to help rural areas thrive and make them more attractive and viable. This factsheet provides an overview of various aspects that need to be considered when improving the access to services for rural population.
This briefing introduces the main ideas presented at the 11th ENRD Thematic Group meeting on 'Smart Villages' which focused on how to design support for Smart Villages in the future CAP Strategic Plans (SP) based on the ideas being discussed by Poland.
This document identifies how climate benefits can be optimised at different stages of support for rural bioeconomy in the CAP Strategic Plans (CAP SPs). It was produced in the frame of the ENRD Thematic Group on Bioeconomy and climate action in rural areas.