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Good Practice Webinar on Climate – highlights report now available
27 May 2024

Good Practice Webinar on Climate – highlights report now available

The highlights report of the Good Practice Webinar 'Rural communities tackling climate change' is now available online. It features a range of local practices across European rural areas, which successfully address climate issues.

European Rural Mobility Network meeting: Rural Pact adds value to addressing rural mobility challenges
23 May 2024

European Rural Mobility Network meeting: Rural Pact adds value to addressing rural mobility challenges

The Rural Pact contributes to addressing rural mobility issues by bringing together and enabling collaboration among relevant stakeholders working in various policy areas, such as tourism, health, education, and housing. Rural Pact Support Office (RPSO) Team Leader Pascale Van Doren highlighted the added value of the Pact at the fifth meeting of the European Rural Mobility Network of 14-16 May 2024 in Èvora, Portugal.

EESC calls for inclusive decision-making in rural vision’s implementation
21 May 2024

EESC calls for inclusive decision-making in rural vision’s implementation

A new opinion by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) calls for enhanced governance frameworks, annual assessments, and targeted interventions in the implementation of the EU's rural vision. It highlights the need for a post-2027 rural development policy specifically dedicated to the implementation of the Rural Action Plan and recognising the significance of the Rural Pact.

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17 May 2024

Call for proposals for interregional cooperation projects, deadline 7 June

Last days to apply to Interreg Europe’s third call for proposals for interregional cooperation projects gathering policy-relevant organisations from across Europe to work jointly on a common regional development issue.

Call for proposals for interregional cooperation projects, deadline 7 June
16 May 2024

Call for smart rural communities and services, deadline: 28 June

The Horizon-funded AURORAL project is seeking to fund initiatives that use digitalisation for improving rural areas in aspects such as economical growth and social wellbeing or for overcoming the digital divide between rural and urban areas.

Call for smart rural communities and services, deadline: 28 June
08 May 2024

New EU research and innovation funding for the green and digital transitions

The European Commission has mobilised previously unallocated Horizon Europe funding to increase the 2024 budget of the EU's research and innovation programme by nearly EUR 1.4 billion. The amendment features opportunities for green and digital development in rural areas.

New EU research and innovation funding for the green and digital transitions
07 May 2024

Meet the rural winners of the 2024 New European Bauhaus Prizes

The laureates in the 2024 edition of the New European Bauhaus (NEB) Prizes were announced on 12 April at an award ceremony in Brussels – discover the winning projects dealing with rural topics.

Meet the rural winners of the 2024 New European Bauhaus Prizes
06 May 2024

Call for tenders: Advisory hub for citizen energy, deadline: 14 June

A new call for tenders by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Energy seeks to assist the set-up or facilitation of citizen-led energy projects through technical, organisational, administrative and outreach support.

Call for tenders: Advisory hub for citizen energy, deadline: 14 June