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Connected rural areas

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Agricultural and Rural Inspiration Awards 2024: apply now!
03 Apr 2024

Agricultural and Rural Inspiration Awards 2024: apply now!

The annual competition of the CAP Network, which seeks to reward the greenest, smartest, most socially inclusive, innovative and resilient Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) projects implemented at the local level is now open for submissions. Apply through your National Network by 25 July!

The long-term vision for the EU’s rural areas: key achievements and ways forward
27 Mar 2024

‘The long-term vision for the EU’s rural areas: key achievements and ways forward’

The European Commission adopted its report on the implementation of the EU’s rural vision on 27 March 2024.

A new Slovak ‘Vision for more attractive rural areas’
22 Mar 2024

A new Slovak ‘Vision for more attractive rural areas’

Slovakia has developed its first national ‘Vision for more attractive rural areas’, complementary to the EU’s Rural Vision. The Slovak Vision is a result of an inclusive consultation process involving over 1 000 stakeholders in 15 co-design stages, highlighting the need for continuous stakeholder involvement in policy design and implementation.

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policy briefing: Key ingredients to make the Rural Pact happen in Member States
Briefings |

Making the Rural Pact happen in Member States

This policy briefing outlines the key elements, or ingredients, needed to mobilise stakeholders around the Rural Pact and foster concerted action towards meeting the objectives of the long-term vision for the EU’s rural areas in the specific context of each Member State or region. It also presents inspiring examples of how these elements are put into practice.

Opportunities and challenges for remote rural areas in the European Union
Briefings |

Opportunities and challenges for remote rural areas in the European Union

The brief describes the EU’s remote rural areas, showing how remoteness can increase territorial disparities across the urban-rural continuum. Remote rural areas differ from non-remote ones in key areas such as demography, economy, service provision, connectivity,
biodiversity and the geographic context. This policy brief was developed in cooperation with the DG for Agriculture and Rural Development and the DG for Regional and Urban Policy of the European Commission in support of the rural vision.

Magazine Edition 1
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Rural Vision Magazine | Edition 1

This first edition of the Rural Vision Magazine provides you with stories and information to inspire and drive progress in implementing the rural vision.