Publications

Total results: 203.
This is the main report of the third meeting of the ENRD Thematic Group on 'Smart Villages'. 
It outlines EU policies and tools to improve connectivity, skills and the application of digital technologies, and some practical steps for progressing digital innovation in rural areas.

This briefing provides references to a selection of planning tools to help practitioners, local decision-makers, and community groups to design and develop sustainable rural services. Even though the focus is clearly set on rural services, each tool can equally fit other types of intervention.

This briefing explores the different business model that can be put in place to enhance the provision of rural services. Additionally, it sets forward recommendations for selecting the right business model for rural services. 

This is the main report of a dedicated ENRD event on the proposed transition to a new delivery model for the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) based on performance.
It overviews ideas for and experiences with a performance-based model and features discussions on practical aspects.

This is the main report of a dedicated ENRD workshop identifying the factors which would help to improve LEADER innovation. It features a discussion on the role of controls and audit expectations.

This edition of the EAFRD Projects Brochure explores how Rural Development Programme (RDP) funding – co-financed by the EAFRD – has been used to support the sustainable use of natural resources, particularly water and soil.

The concept of resource efficiency is based on the idea of ‘doing more with less’. In this context, the projects featured in this edition highlight inspiring practices of creating greater economic and environmental value from fewer inputs.

The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) is providing valuable support to Europe’s rural economies, encouraging a faster rate of change towards a more sustainable agricultural sector.

This document compiles over 35 projects related to the topic of 'Smart Villages'. All projects have been kindly provided by the members of the ENRD dedicated Thematic Group (TG).
Please, note that the information provided in this document has not been validated by the ENRD Contact Point. For more project examples and initiatives, please visit the Smart Villages Portal.
An EU-level overview of the implementation framework for LEADER Cooperation activities across the Rural Development Programmes (RDPs). This resource is intended for those interested in cooperation projects and priovides information on the conditions which apply in other countries/RDPs.
It is based on an ENRD Contact Point survey and validation by Managing Authorities.
This is the main report of the second meeting of the ENRD Thematic Group (TG) on ‘Sustainable management of water and soils’.
It outlines the TG's three main sub-themes ‒ results-based payments schemes, collective approaches and nutrients management ‒ and the preliminary findings of the TG's analytical work on these topics.
This is the main report of the second meeting of the ENRD Thematic Group on 'Smart Villages'. 
It outlines ways in which rural communities across Europe are developing innovative local solutions and imaginative approaches to cuts in rural transport, energy, social care, education, service integration, as well as to the threat of climate change. Additionally, it provides recommendations for building a more favourable, enabling environment for 'Smart Villages'.

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