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'Newsbrief' (Niewsbrief) - Newsletter of the Flemish Rural Network

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    ‘Newsbrief’ (Niewsbrief) is the official newsletter of the Flemish Rural Network. Published four times per year – the newsletter focuses on a particular theme for the duration of the year – explored across all four issues. In 2012 the theme was ‘farmers’. The 4-page newsletter includes news, interviews and feature articles. In the newsletters best practices are shown, rural stakeholders can have their say on specific topics, and readers are informed on activities of the network.

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  • [BE] Flanders
  • Main purpose

    To inform stakeholders and readers of relevant news and information, to expand interest and awareness of key themes and to share ‘best practice’ information related to rural development. The newsletter also allows stakeholders to have their say on specific topics – encouraging active dialogue on relevant themes and issues.

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    Graphic design and printers.

    Target audience

    EAFRD Beneficiaries:

  • Farmers
  • Other rural businesses
  • Women
  • Youth
  • Marginalised and Disabled
  • Other EAFRD Beneficiaries

  • Rural Development Stakeholders:

  • NRNs
  • Managing Authorities
  • Other Government
  • LAGs
  • EU Institutions
  • Other Rural Development Stakeholders

  • General Audience:

  • Students
  • Youth
  • General Public
  • Urban Population
  • Rural Population
  • Other General Audience
  • Technical information

    4 page colour brochure –including high res photos and text.

    Date produced


    Cost range

    up to €4 999


    Flemish Rural Network

    Distribution & Promotion

    Most subscribers receive the newsletter by post and it is also widely available on the NRN website and promoted in a mailshot. It is also actively promoted and distributed at events.

    Assessment of effectiveness

    More than 1200 subscribers with positive feedback received.

    Name of organisation

    Flemish Rural Network

    Type of

    National Rural Network


    Name of contact person

    Ariane Van Den Steen


    Departement Landbouw en Visserij
    Afdeling Organisatie en Strategisch Beleid
    Koning Albert II laan 35 bus 40
    1030 Brussel


    0032 2 552 77 39