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 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.
The Common Network Statistics (CNS) provides an insight into the quantitative outputs of NRNs in Y4 (2017 data), highlighting the development achieved by the NRNs.
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 edition examines in depth the concept of ‘rural proofing’ and how it has been applied in practice. It studies the UK and Nordic approaches and features the visions of European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan, and Guillaume Cros, member of the European Committee of the Regions.
The edition also includes the regular ‘News and updates’ from the ENRD and the EU, as well as the usual ‘Rural issues, Rural perspectives’ bringing you stakeholder voices on topics ranging from community-led rural broadband initiatives to the first ever European Rural Youth Parliament.
This document outlines the main recommendations of the dedicated ENRD Thematic Group on how to improve the resource-efficient management of soils and water through the Rural Development Programmes (RDPs).
- identifying new trends, opportunities and ‘wild ideas’ for rural businesses;
- business support approaches to help realise innovative business ideas;
- supporting access to broadband and digitisation opportunities; and
- building digital capacity.