Publications

Total results: 9.
This is the main report of the sixth meeting of the National Rural Networks (NRNs) in the 2014-2020 period.
It discusses network governance, structures and roles, in particular looking at improving stakeholder involvement and ways of integrating the 10 points of the Cork 2.0 Declaration into NRNs' activities.

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 NRN workshop, which identifies the common needs of Network Support Units (NSUs) in EU Member States with regional Rural Development Programmes (RDPs).

This is the main report of the fifth meeting of the National Rural Networks (NRNs) in the 2014-2020 period.
It discusses ways of stimulating rural development through arts and culture initiatives.
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.

This factsheet explores ways of supporting the social inclusion of young people in rural areas. Young people face a number of disadvantages (such as lack of education and training, unemployment, lack of basic services), especially when living in rural areas. The Rural Development Programmes (RDPs) and particularly LEADER/CLLD can help to address these disadvantages. Some of the most successful initiatives in this regard have been those that were not just carried out for young people, but also by young people.

This is the main report of the fourth meeting of the National Rural Networks (NRNs) in the 2014-2020 period.
It explores NRN self-assessment and evaluation and ways of developing 'communities of practice' between NRNs on topics such as young farmers, smart supply chains and use of the Cooperation Measure (M16).