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Official Twitter of the Dutch Rural Network

Tool category
& type

Website and Social Media:

  • Twitter
  • Keyword(s)

    Communications, Cooperation, Events, Information, National Rural Network, Networking, Website & Social Media


    Having a Twitter account is today an essential communication tool offering instant and up-to-date information to a large audience. The account also connects people and stakeholders who are interested by rural development, agriculture and farming. It provides the most recent information on rural development events, research reports, conferences and links to other Twitter accounts and/or accounts available on other social networks, such as Facebook.

    & RDP Region(s)


  • [NL] National Level
  • Main purpose

    The main purpose of the Twitter account of the Dutch Rural Network is to share information regarding rural areas and rural development activities in the Netherlands. It targets mainly stakeholders.

    tools used

    Website, LinkedIn and Facebook accounts

    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

    Some 1115 tweets were created by October 2013. Hash tags like #nplatteland, #drucultuurfabriek, #LEADER, #agrichatworld are frequently used. The main language used is Dutch. The account tweets about the NRN's activities but also retweets information shared by relevant rural development stakeholders. It hosts a nice gallery of pictures and videos.

    Date produced


    Cost range

    up to €4 999


    The Dutch National Rural Network/Netwerk Platteland

    Distribution & Promotion

    The Dutch National Rural Network/Netwerk Platteland

    Assessment of effectiveness

    As of October 2013, some 1115 tweets were created and 856 followers were registered, with an increase of 130 followers over a period of 3 months. Relevant information feeds also into other communication tools used, such as other social platforms and websites.

    Name of organisation

    The Dutch National Rural Network/Netwerk Platteland

    Type of

    National Rural Network


    Name of contact person

    Marga de Jong


    Postbus 64, 3830 AB Leusden, The Netherlands


    +31 33 432 6090