A new study of LEADER, commissioned by DG AGRI, is currently underway. The aim of the evaluation is to explore the impact of LEADER on the CAP strategic goal of Balanced Territorial Development across Europe. It is Continue reading →
The project’s contribution to the development of a future vision for rural areas has been published and it aims to feed into the ongoing debate. The Position Paper presents the key issues identified by the 20 regional and national SHERPA Multi-Actor Platforms (MAPs), and by the EU-level MAP. Many ELARD members are present in the national MAPs, ELARD is represented in the EU-MAP.
The work carried out by the MAPs helped them identify their desired visions for 2040, alongside enabling factors, opportunities to seize and challenges to overcome.
A key message that resulted from MAPs contribution can be summaries as follows:
European rural areas are attractive in their own right and, as a consequence of the high quality of life available, many such areas are appealing places to live, work and visit.
Due to Covid, the 5th ERP gathering is postponed to autumn 2022. This will give better chances to organise a traditional face-to-face Gathering with many participants and offers the possibility to keep up with Gathering traditions and activities in a Continue reading →
The fifth implementation report of the CoR’s RegHub Network, on the impact of the CAP on rural development, covering Regulations (EU) No. 1307/2013, 1305/2013 and 1308/2013. The focus of this report has been on the capacity of the Continue reading →
In our first meeting this year, we treated important matters such as the hiring-process of our administrative coordination officer and the next steps in the Long Term Vision of Rural Areas. 26 participants from 20 members were present.
2020 is coming to an end. A strange year that has changed how we all live our lives. We wish for us all to find a new year around the corner, with real people and real gatherings. We look forward Continue reading →
On ELARD General Assembly 9th of December a new council was appointed. New council-members in the council are Stefan Niedermoser from Austrian LEADER Forum and Jan Florian from the Czech LEADER Network. Re-elected was Anita Selicka, Latvian Rural Forum and Continue reading →
Green deal, Covid-19 impact on rural areas, need to promote local development policy, cooperation with rural youth – these and a lot of other important issues were highlighted as important in 2020 and in future by European Rural Parliament partners Continue reading →