Publications

Total results: 7.

This edition includes perspectives on LEADER/CLLD, forestry, integrated approaches to rural policy and the new European Solidarity Corps, as well as short updates from the Slovenian and Slovakian networks.

The edition’s thematic section brings ‘A focus on… social inclusion’, including an overview of social inclusion challenges in rural Europe, highlights of ENRD thematic work, consideration of what LEADER/CLLD can do to foster inclusion, as well as interviews and reports.

The factsheet overviews tools to respond to current rural challenges (such as demographic change), the concept and usefulness of social innovation and social enterprise, and inspiring examples related to these.
It was prepared as background material for the ENRD Seminar on ‘Revitalising Rural Areas through Business Innovation’ (Brussels, March 2017). 

This factsheet explores how bottom-up territorial approaches such as LEADER/CLLD can play an important role in dealing with issues of poverty and social inclusion in rural areas. LEADER/CLLD can help to identify specific problems at the local level, address these through tailor-made measures, and bring together the various actors to provide more effective solutions.

This factsheet explores the role of (policy) networks in supporting social inclusion in rural areas. One of the main added values of networks is that they bring together various stakeholders around common issues of interest and facilitate exchanges of experience and views among them. Through these activities, networks can help to identify and overcome common problems and challenges, and ultimately contribute to the improvement of policy implementation.

This factsheet explores ways of supporting the  inclusion of migrants and refugees in rural areas. Economic migrants have become one of the cornerstones of today’s rural economies. Over the past years, economic migrants have been joined by over one million asylum seekers from war-torn countries. 
While the presence of migrants and asylum seekers is a major challenge in many rural areas for both policy-makers and local inhabitants, it also offers new opportunities for rural development.
This factsheet explores social inclusion of Roma people through LEADER/CLLD. The majority of Roma in the EU face discrimination which results in exclusion and persistent poverty. 
In rural areas, lack of economic opportunities, poor public services, and sub-standard housing and infrastructure are specific challenges. LEADER/CLLD not only offers opportunities to accomplish concrete improvements, but also stimulates active involvement of Roma in community life.

This factsheet explores ways of supporting the social inclusion of young people in rural areas. Young people face a number of disadvantages (such as lack of education and training, unemployment, lack of basic services), especially when living in rural areas. The Rural Development Programmes (RDPs) and particularly LEADER/CLLD can help to address these disadvantages. Some of the most successful initiatives in this regard have been those that were not just carried out for young people, but also by young people.