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Facebook Page of The Dutch Rural Network

Tool category
& type

Website and Social Media:

  • Facebook
  • Keyword(s)

    Communications, Cooperation, Information, National Rural Network, Participatory approach, Website & Social Media


    The Facebook account created and managed by the NRN staff is conceived as an interactive communication tool through which information are reaching those interested in rural development at large and in the implementation of Rural Development Programme NRN staff make use of the generous social networking platform to promote the countryside in all its aspects and to support organizations’ and individuals’ initiatives in the area of agriculture, quality of life nature, social cohesion and village development. By posting and sharing other organisations’ posts on its Facebook account, NRN staff generates discussions that engage people on different topics relevant for rural development.

    & RDP Region(s)


  • [NL] National Level
  • Main purpose

    Through consistent use of Facebook account features, the Dutch NRN aims at reaching a large audience interested in agricultural and rural development issues and to create communication linkages regarding public events, published articles, websites, workshops and thematic databases, while listening to the network participants’ needs and ideas.

    tools used

    Website, Twitter account

    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

    Launched 2012 and reached 132 "likes" in June 2013. Posting language is mainly Dutch, but some are in both Dutch and English. It helps sharing pictures and events details.

    Date produced



    Dutch National Rural Network / Netwerk Platteland

    Distribution & Promotion

    Dutch National Rural Network / Netwerk Platteland

    Name of organisation

    Dutch National Rural Network / Netwerk Platteland

    Type of

    National Rural Network


    Name of contact person

    Marga de Jong


    Kastanjelaan 5
    3833 AN Leusden
    The Netherlands


    +31 33 432 6000