The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development
Examples of project support for young farmers and younger people in rural Europe
EU rural development policy recognises and promotes the importance of supporting young farmers and younger people in rural areas through the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). The scope of assistance that is available from the EAFRD for younger people covers a broad array of different economic, environmental and social projects in each of the 27 Member States. This brochure has been produced to showcase an interesting sample of these types of EAFRD projects. Articles in the brochure feature some of the success stories which have resulted through EAFRD project support for... younger people engaged in activities ranging from agri-food businesses to rural tourism. Other articles highlight the important integration roles that EAFRD investments can play for local youth facilities and rural culture in helping to counter the migration pressures offered by urban life. All of the projects in the brochure can be replicated elsewhere to help improve rural Europe’s attractiveness for younger people as a place where they choose to live, work and visit. Similar uses of the EAFRD’s resources for supporting younger people can thus make a significant difference in ensuring a long-lasting future of successful, thriving, modern, and sustainable rural areas.
- Corporate author(s): Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (European Commission) Themes: Regional policy and regional economies , Agricultural policy
- Subject: aid to agriculture , EU regional policy , rural development , rural region , young farmer
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