With over 56 % of the population in the 28 Member States of the European Union (EU) living in rural areas, which cover 91 % of the territory, rural development is a vitally important policy area. Farming and forestry remain crucial for land use and the management of natural resources in the EU's rural areas, and as a platform for economic diversification in rural communities. The strengthening of EU rural development policy is, therefore, an overall EU priority. (Fact Sheet - THE EU RURAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY 2007-2013, European Commission.)
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In the framework of the conference A Hope For Europe! cultures, cities and New Narratives, a study was commissioned by the EESC, upon the request of the Various Interests' Group.
An introduction to the Interreg funding instrument in the framework of EU cohesion policy - recorded live at the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE lead...
Report on the attendance of the founding assembly of the German LAG association (BAG LAG) in Göttingen on 21 June 2016 – by Pedro Brosei