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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Launching of a further 18 rural development programmes

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News The European Commission has confirmed the adoption of 18 rural development programmes in addition to those existing in European regions. Programmes offer funding for a range of dynamic projects, varying from modernisation projects for agriculture, and encouraging more young farmers, to specific schemes to improve water quality.

The European Commission has today approved a further 18 Rural Development Programmes (RDPs) aimed at improving the competitiveness of the EU farming sector, caring for the countryside and climate, and strengthening the economic and social fabric of rural communities in the period until 2020. These 18 programmes will see funding worth 14.3 billion EUR from the EU budget, which will be co-financed by further public funding at national/regional level and/or private funds. Coming after the 9 programmes cleared in December, today's adoptions bring the number of approved RDPs up to 27 (out of 118 programmes), meaning that programmes worth more than 35 billion EUR (roughly 36% of the budget) have now been approved.

Support for Rural Development is the so-called 2nd Pillar of the Common Agricultural Policy, providing Member States with an envelope of EU funding to manage nationally or regionally under multi-annual, co-funded programmes. In total, 118 programmes are foreseen in all 28 Member States, backed by € 99.6 billion of EU funding over the period 2014-2020 through the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), with these measures co-funded by additional national, regional and private finance. The new Rural Development Regulation for the 2014-2020 period addresses six economic, environmental and social priorities, and programmes contain clear targets setting out what is to be achieved. Moreover, in order to coordinate actions better and maximise synergies with the other European Structural & Investment Funds (ESIF), a Partnership Agreement has been agreed with each Member State highlighting its broad strategy for EU-funded structural investment.

Source :  European Commission - Press room


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