Publications

Total results: 12.
This is the main report of the first meeting of the ENRD Thematic Group on 'Smart and Competitive Rural Areas'.
It overviews the diverse working topics under the heading 'Smart': agriculture, supply chains and villages, as well as the differing needs, challenges and approaches to adding value.

The final report of the ENRD Thematic Group on ‘Improving RDP Implementation' (2014-2015) outlines steps and key recommendations for stakeholders to better deliver the 2014-2020 Rural Development Programmes (RDPs).

This is the main report of the second meeting of the National Rural Networks (NRNs) in the 2014-2020 period.
It discusses starting up implementation of the NRNs and the Rural Development Programmes (RDPs), including a focus on developing NRN action plans and exchanging on EIP-AGRI intiatives and communications.

"News and updates" include the ENRD CP work programme 2015-2016; LEADER cooperation events; and new info sheets on Partnership Agreements and Rural Development Programmes.

The "Rural issues, Rural perspectives" section features stakeholder voices on topics ranging from rural broadband to rural culture and from rural-fisheries cooperation to remote islands’ opportunities.

This edition also features "A Focus On… Communicating the RDPs", with interviews and reports on four national approaches.

This issue examines the importance of stakeholder involvement in rural development and the methods that can be used to support it. It provides information and guidance on the main types of stakeholder groups in rural development, the EU legal basis of stakeholder involvement and ways in which it can contribute to rural development policy. The issue provides examples of good stakeholder involvement.

News and updates covered by the spring 2015 edition of Rural Connections include the new ENRD Contact Point 2014-2020, an update from EIP-AGRI and the first ever Rural Networks' Assembly.

The "Rural issues, Rural perspectives" section features stakeholder voices speaking about topics ranging from community-led local development to a new cross-party rural group in the European Parliament and from transnational co-operation projects to the first ever Scottish Rural Parliament.

This edition also features “A Focus On…” stakeholder involvement, with reports from Northern Ireland on engaging women in the RDP and from Spain on developing forest management collectives.

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.

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