Publications

Total results: 10.

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 ENRD Seminar on ‘Revitalising Rural Areas through Business Innovation’ (Brussels, March 2017).
It examines a range of EU policies and tools for business innovation, including digitisation, smart specialisation, and social innovation. It also features examples of rural business innovation and explores how such initiatives can be supported and extended through the Rural Development Programmes (RDPs).

This is the main report of a dedicated ENRD workshop which explored ways of responding to demographic change and promoting social inclusion in rural areas. It overviews existing hubs of activity and inspiring initiatives from across Europe around specific social inclusion and demographic change issues, including migrants and refugees, integration of Roma, role of arts and culture, young people and women.

This is the main report of the thematic ENRD Seminar on 'Smart and Competitive Supply Chains'.
It explores ways of connecting the Rural Development Programmes (RDPs) to food and drink supply chains and overviews relevant RDP tools. It covers topics such as market access, public food markets, adding value, cooperation and food policy.
This is the main report of the third meeting of the ENRD Thematic Group on 'Smart and Competitive Rural Areas'.
It highlights the differing approaches to supporting supply chains both nationally and regionally, including a consideration of smart specialisation strategies.
This is the main report of the second meeting of the ENRD Thematic Group on 'Smart and Competitive Rural Areas'.
It outlines the market opportunities and approaches that can be undertaken to achieve 'smart supply chains', including public food and innovation advice.
This is the main report of the first meeting of the ENRD Thematic Group on 'Smart and Competitive Rural Areas'.
It overviews the diverse working topics under the heading 'Smart': agriculture, supply chains and villages, as well as the differing needs, challenges and approaches to adding value.

News and updates covered by the summer 2015 edition of Rural Connections include ENRD thematic work on improving RDP implementation and stakeholder involvement; updates from EIP-AGRI and the Evaluation Helpdesk; and Rural Networks’ Steering Group meetings.

The "Rural issues, Rural perspectives" section features stakeholder voices speaking about topics ranging from rural networking in the Western Balkans to results-based agri-environment schemes (RBAPS) in Europe.

This edition also features “A Focus On…” improving RDP implementation, with reports from France on territorial development and from Ireland on integrated local development.