This document outlines and informs the scope and context of the ENRD Thematic Group on ‘Resource Efficiency'. It identifies the relevant policy priorities and describes the policy programming related to the subject.
This issue highlights the relevance of EU Rural Development policy to wider societal challenges and the practical opportunities to deliver the greatest positive impact on the ground. It focuses on responses to the challenges of limited rural broadband internet access, global climate change and the current refugee crisis. It goes on to explore some of the new and developing EU policy tools: multi-funded CLLD; the European Fund for Strategic Investments; and the RDP Cooperation Measure.