Publications

Total results: 11.

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’.

A set of technical and practical questions and answers on planning and implementing LEADER  Transnational and Inter-territorial Cooperation  activities. This includes general questions, activities outside the Local Action Group (LAG) area and reference to third countries.

This factsheet explores how bottom-up territorial approaches such as LEADER/CLLD can play an important role in dealing with issues of poverty and social inclusion in rural areas. LEADER/CLLD can help to identify specific problems at the local level, address these through tailor-made measures, and bring together the various actors to provide more effective solutions.

This factsheet explores the role of (policy) networks in supporting social inclusion in rural areas. One of the main added values of networks is that they bring together various stakeholders around common issues of interest and facilitate exchanges of experience and views among them. Through these activities, networks can help to identify and overcome common problems and challenges, and ultimately contribute to the improvement of policy implementation.

This factsheet explores ways of supporting the  inclusion of migrants and refugees in rural areas. Economic migrants have become one of the cornerstones of today’s rural economies. Over the past years, economic migrants have been joined by over one million asylum seekers from war-torn countries. 
While the presence of migrants and asylum seekers is a major challenge in many rural areas for both policy-makers and local inhabitants, it also offers new opportunities for rural development.
This factsheet explores social inclusion of Roma people through LEADER/CLLD. The majority of Roma in the EU face discrimination which results in exclusion and persistent poverty. 
In rural areas, lack of economic opportunities, poor public services, and sub-standard housing and infrastructure are specific challenges. LEADER/CLLD not only offers opportunities to accomplish concrete improvements, but also stimulates active involvement of Roma in community life.
This is the main report of a dedicated ENRD workshop identifying practical steps for Managing Authorities (MAs) and National Rural Networks (NRNs) to improve the implementation and quality of cooperation projects.
The event led to establishment of  a Practitioner-led Working Group to help facilitate better LEADER Cooperation across the EU.

"News and updates" include ENRD and NRN work to ‘Unlock the potential of the RDPs’, the European Fund for Strategic Investments and the new EU Circular Economy action plan.

The "Rural issues, Rural perspectives" section features stakeholder voices on topics ranging from the new global agreement on climate change to creative rural regeneration and from rural entrepreneurship to Roma inclusion.

This edition also features "A focus on… LEADER Cooperation", with reports and interviews on inter-regional, inter-Fund and third country cooperation examples, as well as efforts to harmonise application processes across RDPs.

This is the main report of a dedicated ENRD workshop that discussed and developed recommendations on how to best seize the opportunities for promoting social inclusion in rural areas through LEADER/CLLD.
It includes perspectives on improving social inclusion, integrated strategies (under the European Social Fund and multi-funded LEADER/CLLD),  discussions on specific marginalised groups, and the role of rural networks.
This mapping report explores exchanges of experience among Managing Authorities and Network Support Units (NSUs) to support  improved LEADER/CLLD implementation. 
It overviews support for multi-funded CLLD and sprovides guidance to Local Action Groups (LAGs) for Transnational and Inter-territorial Cooperation.

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