Cooperation between European Network for Rural Development (ENRD) and EFNCP
The ENRD has begun a process to improve its co-operation with other European networks, including EFNCP
The European Network for Rural Development (ENRD) was established in 2008 by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development to help Member States implement their Rural Development Programme (RDP) activities in an efficient manner. The ENRD provides a focus for connecting rural Europe and serves as a platform for the sharing of ideas and experiences on how RDPs are working in practice, plus how they can be improved in all Member States. Its main stakeholders include National Rural Networks (NRNs), Member State authorities, Local Action Groups (LAGs) and other rural development organisations with an EU perspective.
Key ENRD roles include:
- Helping to identify and collate examples of successful rural development projects across the EU;
- Assisting NRNs;
- Promoting transnational cooperation between LAGs;
- Providing analysis of relevant themes including the broader benefits of agriculture (public goods), as well as relevant themes such as forestry, social farming and rural entrepreneurship.
The ENRD shares information with stakeholders in a variety of ways, including through its publications and participation at events and fairs across Europe. The ENRD website provides access to a comprehensive set of multi-purpose and multilingual information and rural development tools.
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