Publications

Total results: 234.

This edition focuses on the topic of ‘Generational Renewal’ in rural development, exploring what is being done to welcome and support a new generation of farmers, including through the European Commission’s legislative proposals for the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

The edition also includes the regular ‘News and updates’ from the ENRD and the EU, as well as the usual ‘Rural perspectives’ bringing you stakeholder voices on topics ranging from the largest ever LEADER/CLLD survey to the new CAP delivery model.

This is the main report of a dedicated ENRD workshop, which overviews inspiring youth initiatives and projects related to youth entrepreneurship, rural-urban linkages, communication, and digitisation, as well as specific policy tools and funds to support these.

This is the main report of the eleventh meeting of the National Rural Networks (NRNs) in the 2014-2020 period.
It overviews exchanges on what works well and less well in networking from the perspective of the Network Support Units (NSUs), as well as opportunities to reinforce networking now and in the future.
This is the main report of the fourth meeting of the ENRD Thematic Group (TG) on 'Smart Villages'. 
It overviews the main suggestions made by TG members on the future direction of the ENRD thematic work, looking specifically at areas in which the TG could support the practical implementation of ideas behind Smart Villages.
This is the main report of a dedicated ENRD workshop, overviewing the national application of the Estonian, Finnish and Swedish Rural Development Programmes (RDPs).
It explores possible future scenarios, challenges and opportunities affecting rural areas, mainly focusing on the Nordic-Baltic context.

This edition of the EAFRD Projects Brochure profiles twelve participatory social and digital initiatives that are enhancing rural services in six key areas: multi-service hubs; health, education; mobility; energy; and digitisation of the village itself.

The examples showcase how rural communities can sometimes respond to the challenges they face faster than policy, using innovative funding solutions such as private sector investment and crowdfunding.

The Rural Development Programmes (RDPs) can provide complementary support to local communities at each stage of the transformation process of a rural area into a ‘smart village’: from the initial idea to successful scale-up.

This methodological case study explores LEADER ‘learning networks’ organised by the Flemish Rural Network support unit to encourage information exchange among Local Action Groups (LAGs) and experts in order to improve LEADER/CLLD implementation.

This methodological case study explores start-up courses designed specifically for new entrants into farming, organised by the Flemish Rural Network support unit to build the agricultural and business capacities of young farmers in Flanders, Belgium.

This methodological case study explores the Swedish Rural Network support unit in its use of thematic groups in the aim of improving and encouraging the involvement of rural stakeholders in the delivery of Rural Development policy.

This issue of the EU Rural Review showcases rural communities across Europe taking the initiative to find practical solutions to challenges they face and seize new opportunities.

It explores how digital and social innovation can be used in new, creative ways to improve basic services in rural areas. It further looks at national and regional approaches to creating an enabling environment, as well as how the Rural Development Programmes can catalyse rural service innovation.

The content of this edition has been informed by the broader ENRD thematic work on ‘Smart Villages’.

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