Publications

Total results: 10.
This factsheet was produced by the ENRD Thematic Group (TG) on 'Sustainable Management of Water and Soils' (2017-2018).
It overviews the topic and includes the TG's recommendations on how to improve water and soil management through multi-actor approaches.

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). 

This document summarises the main outcomes of the ENRD Thematic Group on 'Smart and Competitive Rural Businesses' and is intended to assist policy-makers with improving the support system for businesses in rural areas. 
It covers topics such as: 
  • 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. 
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 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 edition gives a lot of attention to what happened at the major European Conference on Rural Development in Cork, Ireland 5-6 September 2016 – known as ‘Cork 2.0’. The thematic section has “A focus on… Cork 2.0", providing an overview of the event, the main messages of the workshops, the resulting ‘Cork 2.0 Declaration’ in full and a series of 20 different participant reactions.

The edition also includes the regular “News and updates” from the ENRD and the EU as well as the usual “Rural issues, Rural perspectives” section. This features a range of stakeholder voices on topics ranging from transnational cooperation to local consultation and from a growing European network of artists to the first ever rural digital hub in Ireland.

"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.

News and updates covered by the summer 2015 edition of Rural Connections include ENRD thematic work on improving RDP implementation and stakeholder involvement; updates from EIP-AGRI and the Evaluation Helpdesk; and Rural Networks’ Steering Group meetings.

The "Rural issues, Rural perspectives" section features stakeholder voices speaking about topics ranging from rural networking in the Western Balkans to results-based agri-environment schemes (RBAPS) in Europe.

This edition also features “A Focus On…” improving RDP implementation, with reports from France on territorial development and from Ireland on integrated local development.