This is the main report of a dedicated ENRD workshop, which overviews inspiring youth initiatives and projects related to youth entrepreneurship, rural-urban linkages, communication, and digitisation, as well as specific policy tools and funds to support these.
This is the report of the ENRD Seminar 'Bioeconomy: Seizing the Opportunity for Rural Europe'.
A variety of rural stakeholders gathered to share practical examples of bioeconomy initiatives in rural territories across the EU and discuss the role of EU policy instruments to support sustainable bio-based initiatives in rural areas. They concluded that the three main elements in mainstreaming the bioeconomy are: capacity building, cooperation and a holistic approach to sustainability.
This comparative case study on 'Mobilising the innovative potential of rural businesses' is based on three innovative business accelerator examples: Academy on Tour (Belgium), Short Food Suppy Chain Masterclass (the Netherlands) and AgriEnt Business Accelerator (Greece). It explores how to most effectively set up and run business accelerator programmes in order to support businesses in rural areas, with a strong focus on practical implementation aspects (including first steps, main triggers, initiators, financial and human resources, challenges and lessons learnt).