Publications

Total results: 15.

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 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'.

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 factsheet overviews the general National Rural Network (NRN) landscape across the EU, the implementation of NRN tasks, and issues that influence networking at the regional and local levels.

The factsheet overviews business-support tools supported under the Rural Development Programme (RDPs), including knowledge transfer, advisory services, farm and business development, basic services, Cooperation (M16) and LEADER/CLLD.
It was prepared as background material for the ENRD Seminar on ‘Revitalising Rural Areas through Business Innovation’ (Brussels, March 2017). 
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). 
The factsheet overviews the challenges faced by rural businesses, specific tailor-made responses and smart business-support tools, the practice of business accelerators, and Rural Development Programme (RDP) support.
It was prepared as background material for the ENRD Seminar on ‘Revitalising Rural Areas through Business Innovation’ (Brussels, March 2017). 
The factsheet overviews the digital divide between urban and rural areas, the practice of rural digital hubs, short examples and relevant ENRD resources.
It was prepared as background material for the ENRD Seminar on ‘Revitalising Rural Areas through Business Innovation’ (Brussels, March 2017). 

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.

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