Publications

Total results: 4.

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 edition focuses on the topic of ‘Generational Renewal’ in rural development, exploring what is being done to welcome and support a new generation of farmers, including through the European Commission’s legislative proposals for the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

The edition also includes the regular ‘News and updates’ from the ENRD and the EU, as well as the usual ‘Rural perspectives’ bringing you stakeholder voices on topics ranging from the largest ever LEADER/CLLD survey to the new CAP delivery model.

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.

News and updates covered by the spring 2015 edition of Rural Connections include the new ENRD Contact Point 2014-2020, an update from EIP-AGRI and the first ever Rural Networks' Assembly.

The "Rural issues, Rural perspectives" section features stakeholder voices speaking about topics ranging from community-led local development to a new cross-party rural group in the European Parliament and from transnational co-operation projects to the first ever Scottish Rural Parliament.

This edition also features “A Focus On…” stakeholder involvement, with reports from Northern Ireland on engaging women in the RDP and from Spain on developing forest management collectives.