Eco-scheme in the next CAP Strategic Plans
In January 2021 the European Commission (EC) published a list of potential agricultural practices that the eco-schemes could support in the future national Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Strategic Plans. The list aims to enhance transparency of the process, and […]
Conference report available online!
We have just published the full report of the SHERPA Annual conference which took place on 30 November and 1 December 2020. The report highlights the key contributions to the […]
Have your say on Biodiversity!
The European Commission has recently launched a public consultation on EU’s Biodiversity policy initiatives. The consultation is open until 5 April 2021. A single questionnaire covers three separate but interconnected policy initiatives: 1) […]
H2020 projects working on the Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas
On 12 November 2020, the Research Executive Agency (REA) of the European Commission, with the support from SHERPA, organised a cluster meeting bringing together the Horizon 2020 projects working on […]
EU Multi-Actor Platform starts work on biodiversity and landscape features
On 19 December 2020, a new meeting of the EU Multi-Actor Platform (MAP) took place online to exchange about the draft SHERPA Position Paper on ‘Rural policies to protect and […]
The EU MAP progresses on the common vision for rural areas
The Coordination Group of the EU Multi-Actor Platform (EU MAP) met again on 19 November 2020 to continue work on the ‘Long-term vision for rural areas’. This second meeting aimed […]
DG AGRI launches stakeholder engagement toolkit for the Long Term Vision for Rural Areas
DG AGRI just launched a package of tools to support National Rural Networks and local actors to engage with groups of rural citizens to explore their ideal vision for the […]
The Horizon 2020 project MOVING kicks off!
Mountains cover 36% of the European area and play an essential role in the provision of public and private goods. However, there is a lack of updated and comparable knowledge about many aspects of […]
First meeting of the DESIRA Rural Digitalisation Forum
The EU Rural Digitalisation Forum (RDF), set-up by the DESIRA project, held its first meeting online on 10 September 2020. The RDF is a platform that brings together a wide […]
European Parliament: ‘The upcoming Commission’s Communication on the long-term vision for rural areas’
The upcoming Commission’s Communication on the topic, to be published mid-2021, will aim to support the debate at European level on the future of rural areas by 2040 and the role […]
ELARD: “Which future do you want in rural areas?”
In September 2020, ELARD and REDR published in a Summary of responses from the Macro survey: Which future do you want in rural areas? Both networks launched in May 2020 […]
Tuscany MAP discusses how the desirable future would look like
What could the desirable future for Tuscany rural areas be in 2040? And what factors could potentially enable or hamper that vision to be attained? Members of the MAP Tuscany […]