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Rural energy poverty and energy efficiency across the EU – report and factsheets
13 Jun 2024

Rural energy poverty and energy efficiency across the EU – report and factsheets

A new report by the LIFE-funded RENOVERTY project overviews the specific characteristics of EU rural areas regarding energy efficiency and energy poverty.

Good Practice Webinar on Youth – highlights report now available
11 Jun 2024

Good Practice Webinar on Youth – highlights report now available

The highlights report of the Good Practice Webinar ‘Rural youth participation in policymaking' is now available online. It features a range of successful methods for youth engagement, based on various experiences of rural young people.

Rural parliaments: key for the rural vision and Pact, Swedish Rural Parliament highlights
10 Jun 2024

Rural parliaments: key for the rural vision and Pact, Swedish Rural Parliament highlights

Rural parliaments are key platforms to encourage the implementation of the EU’s rural vision and Pact, Pascale Van Doren, team leader of the Rural Pact Support Office, emphasised at the biennial gathering of the Swedish Rural Parliament of 24-26 May 2024 in Nyköping. Important gatherings of local and national-level decision-makers, rural residents, NGOs, scientists, and businesses, rural parliaments are well-placed to discuss and address current and future challenges in rural areas.

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06 Jun 2024

New analysis of crowdfunding benefits for rural development in Spain

A new report by EUROCROWD highlights the potential of crowdfunding to transform Spanish rural areas by fostering innovation and community engagement. It further stresses the importance of supportive policies and infrastructure to sustain the benefits of these actions.

New analysis of crowdfunding benefits for rural development in Spain
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.

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

Bringing the Rural Pact closer to citizens requires enhanced coordination and local capacity building

The latest Policy Action Lab organised by the Rural Pact Support Office developed proposals to enhance the achievement of the Rural Vision and Pact objectives at the local level. Event participants worked together to identify the key ingredients for a successful implementation of the Rural Pact at the local level and approaches to make it happen.

Bringing the Rural Pact closer to citizens requires enhanced coordination and local capacity building
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.

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

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