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.
This case study examines the programming for the Green Economy in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy, including Rural Development Programme (RDP) Measures based on a LIFE+ study of best practice in reducing GHG emissions from agriculture.
This case study examines policy and programming for the Green Economy in Finland, including sustainable use and management of natural resources.
This case study examines policy and programming for the Green Economy in Ireland, including a focus on forestry, knowledge-exchange groups, and the 'Green, Low-carbon, Agri-environment Scheme' (GLAS).