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.
"News and updates" include the ENRD CP work programme 2015-2016; LEADER cooperation events; and new info sheets on Partnership Agreements and Rural Development Programmes.
The "Rural issues, Rural perspectives" section features stakeholder voices on topics ranging from rural broadband to rural culture and from rural-fisheries cooperation to remote islands’ opportunities.
This edition also features "A Focus On… Communicating the RDPs", with interviews and reports on four national approaches.
In the spring edition of the ENRD Magazine we reveal plenty of fresh ideas flourishing in the network. To start with we focus on communicating rural development. We also report on an innovative Luxembourgish-German initiative to create the first ever transnational Local Action Group and we celebrate the success story that is organic farming in Europe. So for all the latest ENRD, LAG and NRN news, be sure to check out this edition of the ENRD Magazine.