Have your say on Europe’s ageing society
The European Commission has recently presented the Green Paper on Ageing, launching a broad policy debate on the challenges and opportunities of Europe’s ageing society. In addition, a public consultation […]
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 […]