This document outlines and informs the scope and context of the ENRD Thematic Group on ‘Improving RDP Implementation' (2014-2015).
News and updates covered by the spring 2015 edition of Rural Connections include the new ENRD Contact Point 2014-2020, an update from EIP-AGRI and the first ever Rural Networks' Assembly.
The "Rural issues, Rural perspectives" section features stakeholder voices speaking about topics ranging from community-led local development to a new cross-party rural group in the European Parliament and from transnational co-operation projects to the first ever Scottish Rural Parliament.
This edition also features “A Focus On…” stakeholder involvement, with reports from Northern Ireland on engaging women in the RDP and from Spain on developing forest management collectives.
This EAFRD Projects Brochure considers the new European Union rural development priorities for the 2014-2020 programming period. It looks at existing EAFRD projects to ask what inspiration we can take from the past to help us achieve these priority objectives in the future.
The brochure refers to the ideas and achievements of more than 50 projects - implemented using EAFRD funding support from the 2007-2013 programming cycle. Of these, twelve are highlighted and presented in more detail, to reflect particular approaches to achieving the new priorities.
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.
This special edition of the ENRD’s EAFRD Project Examples Brochure has been designed to celebrate the EAFRD’s achievements during the 2007-2013 programming period and to inspire similar high quality projects for the 2014-2020 period.
Social inclusion helps to ensure equal access for individuals and communities to opportunities, rights and resources - such as employment, healthcare, housing and civic engagement - that are key to social integration.