Publications

Total results: 105.

This is the highlights report of the ENRD Workshop on 'Combatting Rural Depopulation: Cretaing new opportunities for vibrant rural areas'. 

It overviews the key drivers and effects of population decline in rural areas across the EU, looking at the role of the Rural Development Programmes (RDPs) and other EU policies and instruments in order to help create an enabling rural environment. It explores examples of projects contributing to the creation of business opportunities and the improvement of services and quality of life in rural communities, as well as examples of integrated approaches that can help combat rural depopulation.

This is the main report of the eighth meeting of the ENRD Thematic Group (TG) on 'Smart Villages'. 

It provides information about how a specific village (Lormes, France) has embarked on a participative process to co-design a ‘village of the future’ and the way they have built different components of the local ‘digital ecosystem’. The report also outlines similar initiatives and plans for developing local digital ecosystems in Germany, Spain and Donegal (Ireland).

This documents explores the role of awareness‑raising and communication in promoting the development of sustainable bioeconomy value chains in European rural areas.

The document is part of the analytical work carried out by the ENRD Thematic Group on 'Mainstreaming the Bioeconomy'.

Networking – and rural development networking is a prime example of this – is first and foremost about people. It is about coming together, developing new ways of thinking and operating, and building something new, together; something that is bigger than the sum of its individual parts; and something that benefits rural communities everywhere.

On the occasion of networX – the largest ever gathering of the European rural networking community to be organised under the 2014-2020 programming period – we want to salute the human spirit of networking and mark 10 years of the European Network for Rural Development (ENRD).

This book highlights rural networking through the eyes of young people, as they are the ones who will determine the future development of Europe’s countryside. It also illustrates how networks support rural entrepreneurship, the environment, rural heritage and vibrant rural communities – areas where the impact of rural networking is unmistakable.

This is the main report of the ENRD Workshop on ‘Generational Renewal: Attracting Young Farmers and Entrepreneurs in Rural Areas’.

This workshop was part of the activities carried out under the ENRD thematic work on Generational Renewal and Social Inclusion. It included an overview of practices supporting young farmers and new entrants, land mobility and access to land in different Member States.

This is the main report of the ENRD Workshop on ‘Attracting Young Farmers and Fostering Generational Renewal in Rural Areas’.
It overviews the discussions and exchanges on the current Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) support to young farmers and new entrants. It includes examples of innovative ways to enter farming, and explores opportunities to support generational renewal under the post-2020 CAP Strategic Plans.

This is the main report of the seventh meeting of the ENRD Thematic Group (TG) on 'Smart Villages'. 

It provides insights on how to use and plan Smart Villages in the future CAP Strategic Plans (according to the Commission’s proposal for CAP), and how to create synergies between the CAP Strategic Plans and other funds.

This case study overviews the steps Spain has taken towards developing and implementing strategic plans and initiatives to close the digital divide between urban and rural areas. These initiatives take place at all administrative levels and aim to tackle the acute problem of depopulation of rural areas.

This factsheet presents key findings about the experiences of Network Support Units (NSUs) in collecting and disseminating examples of projects supported through the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). The findings emerged from the analysis of information gathered through an online survey and the ENRD Workshop on 'Project Examples and Good Practices'.

This case study focuses on the state of play in Germany with regards to the digitisation of rural areas. It presents the current policy framework on national level and key initiatives developed through an intensive resident participation process on regional and local level.

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