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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Multi-funded CLLD event in October

Multi-funded CLLD event in October

As part of the European CAP Network, the CAP Implementation Contact Point is organising a 'Workshop on LEADER and multi-funded CLLD' in Slovenia on 18-19 October 2023.

News from the Member States

News from the Member States

Websites of the National Networks, Managing Authorities, Paying Agencies and other bodies supporting CAP implementation host a wealth of knowledge that can be shared through our network.


Rural health: New Policy Insights published

Our Policy Insights publications series now includes coverage of rural well-being issues, including farm safety and mental health.

Latest publications

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Brochures |

Social innovation – Solutions for thriving agriculture, forestry and rural areas

This brochure on social innovation highlights how innovation, knowledge exchange and new ways of working together can tackle social challenges, covering social inclusion on the farm, better health and well-being, and resilient rural communities.

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Event Highlights |

Highlights report: 2nd meeting of the Thematic Group on Rural Youth Employment

The second meeting of the Thematic Group (TG) reflected on support programmes and tools that are available at different levels (EU, national, regional, local) and further explored how they help rural youth employment in practice. The discussion aimed to help identify functional youth employment support models in order to inform relevant policies.

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Reports |

Making the seven LEADER principles work

Outputs from the LEADER Thematic Group.

Latest good practice