CAP impact on rural development
In June 2020, the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) launched a consultation on the evaluation of the CAP impact on the territorial development of rural areas, aiming to feed […]
Grasping the diversity of rural territories
The SHERPA report, Framework providing definitions, review and operational typology of rural areas in Europe, showed that the term ‘rural’ is widely defined but there is no consensus on the […]
Resilience and transformation of European food systems
The transition towards a sustainable food system that ensures access and availability to healthy and appropriate food while not harming ecosystems is now widely recognised as one of the most […]
France: Public debate on CAP Strategic Plans highlights climate and environmental priorities
French Ministry of Agriculture has tasked the National Committee of Public Debate (CNDP) to organise a public consultation on the CAP Strategic Plan. Analysis of the first round of consultations […]
How will rural areas be in the future?
To understand the rural areas and the phenomena that affect their development, it is necessary to look at the major trends in progress and the scenarios that they open for the next 20-30 years. As part of the SHERPA project, a review of a sample of foresight and scenario studies was conducted at European and global levels. The document unfolds in three main sections: the review of foresight and scenario exercises, high-level megatrends and trends, and drivers and impacts of particular relevance to rural areas.
Opportunities for rural areas in times of COVID-19
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has recently published a policy note on the implications of coronavirus crisis for rural development’. The document analyses economic effects of the […]
Defining rural areas in Europe
Author: Samuel Féret, CIHEAM-IAMM The definition of rural and rurality is a longstanding issue which has been the subject of debates in the scientific literature for a while. While endeavouring […]
Rural multi-actor platforms for sustainable engagement
Author: Elin Slätmo, Nordregio One of the strengths of the Sustainable Hub to Engage in Rural Policies with Actors – SHERPA is the inclusion of three societal actor groups in […]