Long-term Vision for Rural Areas

Long-term Vision for Rural Areas

A European Commission initiative to develop a common European vision for 2040 with actions towards stronger, connected, resilient and prosperous rural areas and communities.

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Aerial view of Agros village settlement on mountain Troodos, Limassol district, Cyprus.
29 Apr 2024

New EU territorial development self-assessment tool

A new territorial development self-assessment tool is now available for non-urban stakeholders.

NN Meeting Denmark
18 Apr 2024

New Good Practice stories published

The website's latest Good Practice stories include an agroecology project, new kindergarten facilities, climate-friendly peat management and a novel approach to food tourism in Austria.

Seredzius town
17 Apr 2024

Farm income support – new Policy Insights publication

A new Policy Insights article confirms that more than 60% of the CAP budget provides income support for EU farmers through direct payments and funds for farms in areas with constraints.

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Vineyards in Penedes wine country
Member State Evaluation |

Evaluation report on the Catalonian 'Information and Advertising Strategy'

The report assesses the 2022 Information and Advertising Strategy in Catalonia.

Rivello, a village in the mountains of the Basilicata region, Italy
Member State Evaluation |

Evaluation of CLLD tools in Basilicata

The report concerns the evaluation of the LEADER strategy (the community-led local development (CLLD) tool) of the Basilicata Region's 2024-2020 Rural Development Programme (RDP) and covers the implementation period of 2018-2022. 

A green field surrounded by trees with a rainbow over it
Event Reports |

Highlights report - 1st meeting of the Thematic Group on Supporting the Mental Health of Farmers and Farming Communities

The first Thematic Group meeting allowed members to discuss the root causes of mental health issues faced by farmers and farming communities, to learn from practical initiatives across the EU and discuss the next steps of the TG.

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