Publications

Total results: 17.

This is the report of the ENRD Seminar 'Bioeconomy: Seizing the Opportunity for Rural Europe'.

A variety of rural stakeholders gathered to share practical examples of bioeconomy initiatives in rural territories across the EU and discuss the role of EU policy instruments to support sustainable bio-based initiatives in rural areas. They concluded that the three main elements in mainstreaming the bioeconomy are: capacity building, cooperation and a holistic approach to sustainability.

This edition focuses on networX – the Brussels meeting on 11-12 April 2019 was the largest gathering of the rural development networking community in the current programming period. The key messages from networX are highlighted as are the winners of the first ever ENRD Rural Inspiration Awards.

Members of the Rural Development community who are making a positive difference in rural areas are featured in the ‘Rural perspectives’ section, including great examples of social and digital communications – from Ireland and at European level – and transnational cooperation projects in the tourism sector targeting a new kind of tourist and a report detailing the positive impact of the CAP on rural development in Poland. The regular news round-up includes the latest on the ENRD’s thematic work on Smart Villages and the Bioeconomy and a report on new rural credit services.

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 is the main report of the third meeting of the ENRD Thematic Group (TG) on 'Mainstreaming the Bioeconomy'.

It summarises the presentations and discussion around awareness raising approaches to inform rural stakeholders of the benefit of bioeconomy. It highlights also the main points of discussion on the recommendations produced by the TG on using the RDPs to promote rural bioeconomy.

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.

The document highlights the key point related to the sustainability aspects of the bioeconomy, looking at the current thinking around the systems to monitor the sustainability of bio-based value chains.

This is the main report of the second meeting of the ENRD Thematic Group (TG) on 'Mainstreaming the Bioeconomy'. It summarises the discussion on territorial and local approaches to developing bioeconomy in rural areas, and on how to combine different funding instruments to support rural bioeconomy initiatives.

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

It overviews the main ideas on how EU policy instruments can support Smart Villages now and in the future, with a particular focus on LEADER, cooperation and the future digital strategies.

This edition focuses on communications uncovering the latest thinking from rural networkers while profiling some great examples of communication using digital channels, on-farm knowledge exchange and marketing initiatives to support Rural Development policy implementation.

The edition also includes the regular news and updates from the ENRD and the EU, as well as a collection of rural perspectives delving into topics ranging from bioeconomy value chains in Southern European countries, to initiatives to improve rural broadband, to a World Bank economic report that demonstrates how the CAP benefits the rural economy and drives growth.

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