Publications

Total results: 18.
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 the fifth meeting of the ENRD Thematic Group (TG) on 'Smart Villages'. 
It overviews the main ideas on how to design 'Smart Village Strategies' which effectively empower rural communities in different national contexts.
This is the main report of a dedicated ENRD Seminar, which overviews the drivers and practical steps for creating an enabling environment for Smart Villages. 
It outlines the wide range of existing tools that can support long-term integrated strategies and rural communities in the implementation of projects that benefit their territories.

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’.

This is the main report of the tenth meeting of the National Rural Networks (NRNs) in the 2014-2020 period.
It overviews inspirational projects and discussions on developing the themes of short supply chains, rural mobility and digital villages, as well as ongoing joint NRN activities.
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 summary overviews the approach to multi-funded Community-led Local Development of an Austrian Local Action Group (LAG).
The example was presented at an ENRD Seminar on LEADER/CLLD.

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 is the main report of the twelfth meeting of the National Rural Networks (NRNs) in the 2014-2020 period.
It overviews the contribution of NRNs to the design of the Networking pages on the ENRD website, their involvement in the networX event and how to engage them in the thematic work on Bioeconomy.

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.

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