Publications

Total results: 106.
This is the main report of the first meeting of the National Rural Networks (NRNs) in the 2014-2020 period.
It overviews the organisation and framework of the NRNs, considering how to better communciate the Rural Development Programmes (RDPs) and increase stakeholder involvement, including ENRD-NRN cooperation.
This guide, produced by the European Commission’s DG AGRI, aims to support the take-up of the LEADER approach in the Western Balkans, Turkey and beyond.
It compiles practical information on preparing the ground for LEADER; establishing LAGs; preparing and implementing Local Development Strategies, as well as sections on networking and innovation.

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.

This issue of the EU Rural Review explores some of the latest thinking and practice in how rural entrepreneurship can be supported to take advantage of emerging opportunities and latent potential in order to develop new forms of successful rural business.

Without seeking to ignore the many challenges facing Europe’s rural areas, the issue overviews new opportunities emerging from sectors ranging from the biotechnology to the experience economy and from possibilities created by new information technologies to changing consumer demand.

Finally, it examines how the Rural Development Programmes can be deployed strategically to take advantage of these opportunities, finding smarter ways to deliver effective business support and making targeted efforts to overcome some of the specifically rural challenges.

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.
This publication overviews LEADER-like initiatives in the Western Balkans; national strategies, policy and legislative frameworks relevant for Local Action Groups (LAGs), networks, local partnerships, and territorial development; as well as specific national challenges and needs.
It is produced by the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group in South Eastern Europe (SWG).

A closer look at how EU agriculture and rural development policy help promote rural entrepreneurship.

"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 inventory was put together by the ENRD Thematic Group on 'Sustainable Management of Water and Soils' (2017-2018).
It overviews various initiatives in terms of challenges, lessons learned and recommendations, including on ways of making better use of public support.

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