Unleashing Rural Science Society Policy Interfaces: The SHERPA experience
The SHERPA project has been a driving force in facilitating meaningful engagement between rural actors, scientists, policymakers, and society in the development of modern rural policies. Through the creation of […]
The thriving High-Level Rural Policy Forum in Sigüenza
On 26-27 September, the scenic town of Sigüenza, central Spain, hosted the High-Level Rural Policy Forum, bringing together 200 key EU experts, decision-makers, practitioners, and stakeholders. Organized by the European […]
The EIDER project: Empowering rural development through education
The EIDER project (Education for the Promotion of Rural Development) is an initiative presented by the Federation of Cooperatives and Social Economy of Madrid (FECOMA) to combat the issue of […]
Strengthening Governance in Europe’s Rural Areas
The future development and growth of Europe’s rural areas depends on establishing stronger multi-level collaborative governance structures. Such structures facilitate the identification of common challenges and sharing knowledge, ideas, and […]
The role of academia in the Rural Pact
In 2021, the European Commission launched the Rural Pact, a framework for cooperation among authorities and stakeholders dealing with rural development at the European, national, regional and local level. On […]
SHERPA Repository: the hub of rural knowledge
The SHERPA online repository gives you immediate access to a compilation of 765 research outputs and findings of past and ongoing EU-funded research and innovation projects of relevance to rural […]
The cost of non-rurality: towards an assessment?
In 2022, the 8th Cohesion Report of the European Commission warned about the widening gap between urban and rural areas. Territorial imbalances and territorial divides in several European countries are […]
Amendments to CAP Strategic Plans – the time is now!
In this blog post, Harriet Bradley and Juliette Pagnon from the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP), one of the SHERPA partners, give some insights into the process for amending […]
QUALITY OF LIFE IN RURAL AREAS IN CASTILLA-LEÓN, SPAIN
Spain is one of the countries participating in the SHERPA project with its Multi-Actor Platforms (MAPs) of Galicia and Aragón. In 2021-2022, both Spanish MAPs have actively engaged in the […]
The Silver Economy: What are the challenges and opportunities in rural Europe?
Demographic change in Europe The Silver Economy refers to the economic opportunities that arise from expenditure related to population ageing. Population ageing can pose many challenges, but it can also […]
Addressing energy crisis in the Opava region, Czechia
In this blog post, Marie Trantinová reports the experience of SHERPA MAP VENUS. Situated in Czechia, this MAP mainly worked on the topic of climate mitigation from the angle of […]
Large carnivores: can multi-actor platforms help mitigate the conflict?
The return of large carnivores in many parts of Western Europe is a conservation success story but on the other hand has led to severe polarised and politicised debates. The […]