"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.
The final report of the ENRD Thematic Group on ‘Improving RDP Implementation' (2014-2015) outlines steps and key recommendations for stakeholders to better deliver the 2014-2020 Rural Development Programmes (RDPs).
This issue is dedicated to the theme of ‘improving RDP implementation’ and aims to help RDP authorities and other rural development stakeholders understand and focus on important RDP requirements and implementation tools. It addresses issues such as keeping RDPs focused on their agreed outcomes, simplifying their implementation, boosting financial performance, and launching Operational Groups.
A set of technical questions and answers on LEADER implementation and cooperation activities.
The final report of the ENRD Thematic Group on 'Increasing Stakeholder Involvement' (2014-2015) discusses the role of rural networks and relevant tools to support active stakeholder participation in view of improving Rural Development Programme (RDP) implementation.
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.