Publications

Total results: 10.

This document presents an overview of the existing policy tools and instruments supporting the bioeconomy at European, national and local level, highlighting their applications and possible synergies.

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

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 document overviews examples of initiatives and strategies related to 'Smart Villages' implemented at national and regional levels, as well as the role of Rural Development policy in supporting them.

The information is based on an EU-wide screening carried out by the ENRD Contact Point. Additionally, the document provides the timeplan of the ENRD Thematic  Group on 'Smart Villages' in 2017-2018.

This document overviews the implementation of Rural Development Programme (RDP) sub-Measure 6.1 'Business start-up aid for young farmers'. It is based on a survey carried out by the ENRD Contact Point covering 59 national and regional RDPs. 

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 short discussion paper introduces and overviews the ENRD Thematic Group work on 'Smart and Competitive Rural Businesses'. 
It focuses on the importance of urban-rural linkages for the development of rural businesses and related support under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).

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’.

This publication’s examples demonstrate the range of positive benefits in Member States from food-related rural development activity under the CAP.