Social inclusion helps to ensure equal access for individuals and communities to opportunities, rights and resources - such as employment, healthcare, housing and civic engagement - that are key to social integration.
Rural Europe plays a central role in the provision of environmental services such as preserving biodiversity, contributing to climate regulation—by reducing emissions and sequestering carbon, protecting water quality and availability, preserving soil functionality and air quality, reinforcing resilience to flooding and/or fire and maintaining landscape values.
A wide range of different environmental services can be assisted through the EAFRD using financial support that is available to EU Member States’ Rural Development Programmes (RDP).
A selection of project examples showing how the EAFRD can help to provide development opportunities for young farmers and younger people in rural Europe.
This edition of the brochure focuses on how the EAFRD can work alongside other EU funding sources in rural areas.
A closer look at how EU agriculture and rural development policy help promote rural entrepreneurship.
This publication presents a set of articles about how the EAFRD can be used to sustainably develop the EU’s diverse array of different woodland resources.
The role of EU agriculture and rural development policies in the delivery of public goods in rural areas throughout Europe.
Supporting EU agriculture, forestry and agri-food industries, combining competitiveness and multi-functionality.