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EU’s Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas: Key Achievements and Ways Forward

The European Commission’s report on the long-term vision for EU’s rural areas, adopted on March 27, 2024, provides insights into the progress made and outlines ways forward. Key points include:

New Indicators and Data: The report introduces new indicators and data related to rural areas.
30 Months of Implementation: It reflects on 30 months of implementing the rural vision, including stocktaking of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and cohesion policy contributions.
EU Rural Action Plan: The report suggests possible ways forward for the EU rural action plan and rural pact, with opportunities for debate after the 2024 European elections.
The vision aims to create stronger, connected, resilient, and prosperous rural communities by leveraging green and digital transitions.

Feel free to explore the full report for more detailed information! 😊🌾🏡

Rural pact

The Rural Pact: Empowering sustainable innovations and progress in rural Europe

Rural communities across Europe are set to witness a transformative shift as policymakers and stakeholders come together to unveil the much-anticipated Rural Pact. This groundbreaking initiative, aimed at fostering sustainable innovations and development in rural areas, has the potential to revitalize economies, preserve local heritage,… Read More »The Rural Pact: Empowering sustainable innovations and progress in rural Europe

Rural pact

New Podcast of DG AGRI – Rurality: Working for a more attractive and prosperous countryside in Europe

Source: European Commission The European Commission (DG AGRI) has just released the latest podcast on the long term vision for rural areas with a focus on how to attract young people through innovation. As Europe’s rural population ages and diminishes in size, Food for Europe… Read More »New Podcast of DG AGRI – Rurality: Working for a more attractive and prosperous countryside in Europe

Launch of the Start-up Village Forum: delivering the vision for EU’s rural areas

Source: European Commission The Commission launched on the 16 November the Start-up Village Forum to gather insights on challenges for and potential of rural start-up companies. As part of the EU’s June 2021 long-term vision for rural areas and the Commission Action Plan for Rural areas, the annual… Read More »Launch of the Start-up Village Forum: delivering the vision for EU’s rural areas

How can we boost sustainable digitalisation in agriculture, forestry and rural areas?

Source: DESIRA Horizon 2020 project – https://desira2020.eu/2021/09/27/article-how-can-we-boost-sustainable-digitalisation-in-agriculture-forestry-and-rural-areas/  On 30 June 2021, DESIRA organised a webinar on ‘Boosting sustainable digitalisation in agriculture, forestry and rural areas by 2040’ under the scope of the Rural Digitalisation Forum (RDF). The aim was to get a common understanding of the envisaged role of digitalisation in the communication on… Read More »How can we boost sustainable digitalisation in agriculture, forestry and rural areas?

China to pilot ‘digital villages’ to boost smart rural development in the country

Source: The state Council the People’s Republic of China Chinese authorities have issued a circular on executing a pilot project on digital villages to promote the application of digital technologies in rural areas to boost rural modernization. The circular was jointly issued by seven departments,… Read More »China to pilot ‘digital villages’ to boost smart rural development in the country

The European Innovation Council awards €5 million to blockchain solutions for social innovation

Source: European Commission The European Innovation Council (EIC) Prize on Blockchains for Social Good has awarded €5 million to six winners selected in a call to identify scalable, deployable and high-impact blockchain solutions for societal challenges. The winning solutions propose blockchain applications for fair trade… Read More »The European Innovation Council awards €5 million to blockchain solutions for social innovation

Policy implications of coronavirus crisis for rural development | Interesting results presented in the latest OECD policy note

Source: OECD This note focuses on the implications of COVID-19 on rural development and the policy responses that OECD member countries are adopting. It first discusses the economic effects on rural regions followed by an identification of opportunities and associated challenges. The note then summarises… Read More »Policy implications of coronavirus crisis for rural development | Interesting results presented in the latest OECD policy note

The CAP is not halting biodiversity decline caused by intensive farming, the EU Court of Auditors says

Source: EU Court of Auditors The common agricultural policy (CAP) was not effective in reversing the decades-long decline in biodiversity and intensive farming remains a main cause of biodiversity loss, according to a new report by the European Court of Auditors (ECA). The auditors found… Read More »The CAP is not halting biodiversity decline caused by intensive farming, the EU Court of Auditors says