(01 February 2019) - Márta Márczis, who led a team of experts in 2016-2018 providing assistance to rural development in the Republic of Moldova, tells an uplifting story of commitment, energy, openness and creativity displayed by hundreds of rural citizen-led initiatives.


(11 January 2019) - On 22 November 2018, the AGRI and CONT Committees of the European Parliament held a Public Hearing on ‘LEADER experiences – lessons learned and effectiveness of EU funds for rural development’. Haris Martinos, of LDnet, reports.

Johannes Cornelis van Nieuwkerk

(19 December 2018) - Johannes Cornelis van Nieuwkerk, the founder of Refival, shares his opinion on the refugee crisis and the integration of migrants in rural areas.


(03 December 2018) - Migration is not an emergency but a global fact. We need to move from emergency measures to long-term policies implemented through multi-level governance mechanisms. This was the message of the ESPON-Interact Joint Conference, on 22-23 November in Athens, backed up by a range of good practices. Patricia Martinez Sáez (AEIDL) reports.