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This is the highlights report of the 4th and final ENRD Thematic Group meeting on 'Bioeconomy and climate action'.

The meeting focused on the economic viability of climate change mitigating activities within the rural bioeconomy and the report provides examples of rural businesses that integrate climate action and the low-carbon bioeconomy in their business models, through the circular use of wastes and by-products.

Strong underlying values and connections to academic institutions support LEADER/CLLD in Croatia, where the LEADER network is convinced that the LEADER/CLLD approach is of significant
relevance at all levels of rural development.

A case study on cooperation in the LEADER delivery chain.

Rural Connections magazine 1/2020

This edition focuses on good practices in the use of EAFRD funding and gives an overview of different approaches to the collection and dissemination of EAFRD-funded projects at the national level.

Rural development stakeholders share their perspectives on a variety of topics, from populism in rural areas to to an agro-ecology project in the Netherlands, from a sociologist’s view on networking to Results Based Payment Schemes, with a detour through (fictional) rural crimes. The magazine includes the usual news round-up from the EU and European networks.

Accessibility of services, including healthcare, education, mobility, shopping and others, is one of the key factors to help rural areas thrive and make them more attractive and viable. This factsheet provides an overview of various aspects that need to be considered when improving the access to services for rural population.

This document identifies how climate benefits can be optimised at different stages of support for rural bioeconomy in the CAP Strategic Plans (CAP SPs). It was produced in the frame of the ENRD Thematic Group on Bioeconomy and climate action in rural areas.

As the environmental measures under the RDP in 2007-2013 were not taken up well by the farming community, LEADER was used to promote biodiversity projects across the Åland Islands (Finland) in the next programming period (2014-2020).

The Local Action Group (LAG) Kostenets 2010 in Bulgaria has designed its development strategy with a strong focus on local needs. The use of the multi-fund approach allows them to meet specific local needs effectively.

Sustainable development is a cross-cutting theme in LEADER Ravakka’s (Finland) current local development strategy. The aim is to encourage local organisations to combat climate change by becoming more active in implementing environmentally friendly projects.

In Slovenia, LEADER is implemented as part of a joint Community-Led Local Development (CLLD) approach that operates as a multi-funding system, combining EAFRD, EMFF and
ERDF funding. The multi-funding approach is facilitated by a CLLD Coordination Committee.