Research for AGRI Committee - Programmes implementing the 2015-2020 Rural Development Policy

Dwyer, Janet C and Kubinakova, Katarina and Lewis, Nick and Powell, John R and Vigani, Mauro and Fährmann, Barbara and Gocht, Alexander and Grajewski, Regina and Sauras, Maria Coto and Cachinero, Paloma Nieto and Mantino, Francesco and Berriet-Solliec, Marielle and Pham, Hai-vu (2016) Research for AGRI Committee - Programmes implementing the 2015-2020 Rural Development Policy. Project Report. Policy Department: Structural and Cohesion Policy European Parliament, Brussels.

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Abstract

Summary : This report examines the choices made by EU Member States in preparing their Rural Development Programmes for the 2015-2020 period. It finds much continuity compared to the previous period but some notable changes, including more funding for knowledge and co-operation and greater focus upon the goals of environmental management and investments for primary sector competitiveness, with less for rural diversification. There is weak evidence of targeting of relative needs at EU level, but some evidence of a more strategic approach, learning from past experience, within Programmes. Heavy administrative burdens appear as a negative influence upon effective programme design, but innovation is indicated in the diverse uses of the co-operation measure. Other new measures have not proven popular. An effort to identify simpler approaches that enable effective targeting is recommended.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Additional Information: ISBN 978-92-823-9302-4 doi:10.2861/198869; ISBN 978-92-823-9299-7 doi:10.2861/44088
Uncontrolled Keywords: rural development, common agricultural policy, rural region, simplification of formalities, comparative analysis, 450658, environmental protection, innovation, EU Member State
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Countryside and Community Research Institute
Research Priority Areas: Environmental Dynamics & Governance
Depositing User: Katarina Kubinakova
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2017 14:05
Last Modified: 02 May 2017 11:26
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/4418

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