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 edition of the EAFRD Projects Brochure presents twelve projects that show how Rural Development policy is helping to make rural areas more attractive places for young people to live and work, in agriculture and beyond.
Youth in rural areas, and young farmers in particular, enhance rural vitality and pave the way for stronger value chains and rural prosperity. Generational renewal is one of the preconditions for improved competitiveness of the agricultural sector over the longer term and for sustainable food production in Europe.
This edition focuses on communications uncovering the latest thinking from rural networkers while profiling some great examples of communication using digital channels, on-farm knowledge exchange and marketing initiatives to support Rural Development policy implementation.
The edition also includes the regular news and updates from the ENRD and the EU, as well as a collection of rural perspectives delving into topics ranging from bioeconomy value chains in Southern European countries, to initiatives to improve rural broadband, to a World Bank economic report that demonstrates how the CAP benefits the rural economy and drives growth.
This mapping report overviews the state-of-play of networking activities carried out by the National Rural Network (NRN) support units and related to Rural Development Programme (RDP) implementation, NRN operational challenges and future plans, as well as thematic work.
This edition examines in depth the concept of ‘rural proofing’ and how it has been applied in practice. It studies the UK and Nordic approaches and features the visions of European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan, and Guillaume Cros, member of the European Committee of the Regions.
The edition also includes the regular ‘News and updates’ from the ENRD and the EU, as well as the usual ‘Rural issues, Rural perspectives’ bringing you stakeholder voices on topics ranging from community-led rural broadband initiatives to the first ever European Rural Youth Parliament.
This edition of the EAFRD Projects Brochure explores how Rural Development Programme (RDP) funding – co-financed by the EAFRD – has been used not only to support individual rural businesses, but also to create the kind of enabling environment that allows businesses to prosper in rural areas.
Supporting rural business usually means providing strategic interventions that can increase the likelihood of successful, self-sustaining economic activities in rural areas.
The projects highlight inspiring examples of how to provide advice, training and networking opportunities to rural businesses, as well as targeted investment in the digital and physical infrastructure needed by rural business, both on-farm and in other rural sectors of activity.