Publications

Total results: 9.

This is the highlights report of the ENRD Workshop on 'Combatting Rural Depopulation: Cretaing new opportunities for vibrant rural areas'. 

It overviews the key drivers and effects of population decline in rural areas across the EU, looking at the role of the Rural Development Programmes (RDPs) and other EU policies and instruments in order to help create an enabling rural environment. It explores examples of projects contributing to the creation of business opportunities and the improvement of services and quality of life in rural communities, as well as examples of integrated approaches that can help combat rural depopulation.

This is the main report of the eighth meeting of the ENRD Thematic Group (TG) on 'Smart Villages'. 

It provides information about how a specific village (Lormes, France) has embarked on a participative process to co-design a ‘village of the future’ and the way they have built different components of the local ‘digital ecosystem’. The report also outlines similar initiatives and plans for developing local digital ecosystems in Germany, Spain and Donegal (Ireland).

Le reti – e le reti per lo sviluppo rurale ne sono un ottimo esempio – sono formate essenzialmente e soprattutto da persone. Ci si riunisce, si elaborano nuove modalità di riflessione e azione e, insieme, si costruisce qualcosa di nuovo, qualcosa più grande della somma delle singole parti, e qualcosa che risulti vantaggioso per ogni comunità rurale.

In occasione di networX – il maggior punto di incontro della comunità di reti rurali in Europa, organizzato nel periodo di programmazione 2014-2020 – desideriamo rendere omaggio allo spirito umano della creazione di reti e celebrare i 10 anni della Rete europea per lo sviluppo rurale (RESR).

Il volume evidenzia le reti rurali attraverso gli occhi dei giovani, poiché sono loro che determineranno il futuro sviluppo dell’ambiente rurale europeo. Illustra inoltre il modo in cui le reti sostengono l’imprenditorialità rurale, l’ambiente, il patrimonio rurale e le comunità rurali dinamiche, aspetti in cui le reti rurali hanno un impatto inconfondibile.

This is the main report of the ENRD Workshop on ‘Generational Renewal: Attracting Young Farmers and Entrepreneurs in Rural Areas’.

This workshop was part of the activities carried out under the ENRD thematic work on Generational Renewal and Social Inclusion. It included an overview of practices supporting young farmers and new entrants, land mobility and access to land in different Member States.

This is the main report of the seventh meeting of the ENRD Thematic Group (TG) on 'Smart Villages'. 

It provides insights on how to use and plan Smart Villages in the future CAP Strategic Plans (according to the Commission’s proposal for CAP), and how to create synergies between the CAP Strategic Plans and other funds.

This is the main report of the sixth meeting of the ENRD Thematic Group (TG) on 'Smart Villages'. 

It overviews the main ideas on how EU policy instruments can support Smart Villages now and in the future, with a particular focus on LEADER, cooperation and the future digital strategies.

The United Nations has declared 2014 the International Year of Family Farming, the primary aim of which is to promote, develop and strengthen all types of family-oriented agriculture as a socially valuable, economically viable and environmentally sustainable model.

Innovation is at the heart of the Europe 2020 strategy, which aims to promote smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. Today, European farmers are faced with the dual challenges of having not only to produce more, but also to do so in a sustainable manner. The reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) sees innovation as a key driver of sustainable agriculture and rural development.

Rural Europe plays a central role in the provision of environmental services such as preserving biodiversity, contributing to climate regulation—by reducing emissions and sequestering carbon, protecting water quality and availability, preserving soil functionality and air quality, reinforcing resilience to flooding and/or fire and maintaining landscape values.