This case study presents key initiatives across Cornwall and rural UK, focusing on digital inclusion training, enabling digital hubs within communities and e-health innovation.
This methodological case study explores start-up courses designed specifically for new entrants into farming, organised by the Flemish Rural Network support unit to build the agricultural and business capacities of young farmers in Flanders, Belgium.
This issue of the EU Rural Review explores some of the latest thinking and practice in how rural entrepreneurship can be supported to take advantage of emerging opportunities and latent potential in order to develop new forms of successful rural business.
Without seeking to ignore the many challenges facing Europe’s rural areas, the issue overviews new opportunities emerging from sectors ranging from the biotechnology to the experience economy and from possibilities created by new information technologies to changing consumer demand.
Finally, it examines how the Rural Development Programmes can be deployed strategically to take advantage of these opportunities, finding smarter ways to deliver effective business support and making targeted efforts to overcome some of the specifically rural challenges.
This edition of the EAFRD Projects Brochure explores how Rural Development Programme (RDP) funding – co-financed by the EAFRD – has been used not only to support individual rural businesses, but also to create the kind of enabling environment that allows businesses to prosper in rural areas.
Supporting rural business usually means providing strategic interventions that can increase the likelihood of successful, self-sustaining economic activities in rural areas.
The projects highlight inspiring examples of how to provide advice, training and networking opportunities to rural businesses, as well as targeted investment in the digital and physical infrastructure needed by rural business, both on-farm and in other rural sectors of activity.
This edition of the EAFRD Projects Brochure explores how people in rural areas have used EAFRD support to respond to the challenges and opportunities presented by the recent influx of migrants and refugees into the European Union.
Without judgement on broader migration policy questions, the brochure aims to provide a picture of what is actually happening in several rural areas in Europe to deal with the evolving situation in more positive ways. It presents projects under the sub-themes of ‘changing the narrative’, ‘jobs and the labour market’ and ‘coordinated responses’.
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.
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.
Encouraging rural employment, tackling rural poverty and improving the quality of life.