The new EU Rural Revitalisation Platform offers opportunities for SHERPA’s work to continue
Brussels, 29 June 2023 – The European Commission is committed to addressing the long-term reduction of population in rural areas across Europe, particularly among working-age individuals (20-64 years old) and […]
Handbook of Digital Farming to capitalise on agricultural tools
The future of the European Union’s agricultural and rural ecosystems depends on smarter and more sustainable practices. Digital Farming tools and policies are key to achieving these goals, as they […]
Targets and Tools for a Smart Rural Europe
On 15th March, the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) voted the Opinion on “Targets and Tools for a Smart Rural Europe”. This Opinion was presented by CoR’s rapporteur on […]
The EU Startup Village Forum to revitalise the rural economy
On 28th February, the Joint Research Research jointly with the European Commission has organised the 2023 edition of the European Startup Village Forum. Launched in 2021, the European Startup Village […]
Welcome to the Rural Pact Support Office!
In 2021, the European Commission launched the European Rural Pact, as part of its Long-Term Vision for EU’s rural areas. The Rural Pact contributes to the ten-shared goal of the […]
EU Rural Observatory is not GRANULAR enough
Top researchers on geographical data from across Europe met at their first in-person meeting in Montpellier, for GRANULAR General Assembly (1-3 February). Co-funded by the Horizon Europe programme, GRANULAR is […]
The Innovation Award for Women Farmers: Applications are now open!
Harness talents in rural Europe
Harnessing talents for vibrant rural areas Approximately 30% of Europe’s regions suffer from rapidly shrinking labour force, low share of higher education and youth exodus. Rural areas, more than other […]
Ruralization MOOC: new opportunities for rural areas
The EU-funded Ruralization project launches a new MOOC on how to study the dynamics and trends in rural regions and how to create concepts, plans, and initiatives to improve rural development, […]
CAP Strategic Plans…mission completed!
The European Commission has approved the latest CAP Strategic Plan! This means that starting from 1st January 2023, all European Member States will start to implement the activities and funds […]
Rural observatory: what you need to know on rural trends and data in Europe
Rural areas cover 80% of the EU surface and represent 30% of its population. Yet, today we have very little knowledge about them. What are the current situation of rural […]
More science to policy interfaces are needed in CAP negotiations, advices a report for members of the EU Parliament
On 28 November, the European Parliament Agriculture and Rural Development Committee (AGRI) was presented with the study “Governance: the reform process of the CAP post 2020 seen from an inter-institutional […]