ENRD – Contract for the contact point of the European Network for Rural Development 2014-2020

The European Network for Rural Development (ENRD) was the structure that brought together all the stakeholders aiming to achieve improved rural development results in the EU. The network served as a hub for the sharing of information about how Rural Development policy, programmes, projects and other initiatives are working in practice and how they can be improved to achieve more. The purpose of the ENRD was to increase the involvement of all stakeholders (in particular in agriculture, forestry and rural development) in the implementation of the EU rural development policy; to improve the quality of rural development programmes; and to play a role in informing the broader public on the benefits of rural development policy. The ENRD Contact Point (CP) supported the EC / DG AGRI in running the ENRD and provided a focal point for ENRD activities. Based in Brussels, a core permanent team of staff was complemented by a larger group of experts, offering knowledge and facilitation in a wide range of rural development fields. In particular, the ENRD CP provided support for networking and cooperation, thematic analysis, events and communications of the ENRD. The ENRD CP was managed by the EEIG RURANET made up of five partner organisations including AEIDL. RURNET is an equal partnership.

Start and End Date

16 Jul 2014 - 15 Jul 2021

Projects in Rural and Territorial Development (RTD)


RURBANIVE - RUral-uRBAN synergies emerged in an immersIVE innovation ecosystem


SMART ERA - SMART community-led transition for Europe's Rural Areas


Development of step-by-step guidelines for participatory Digital Villages Initiative roadmap design and a practical toolkit


RPSO - Rural Pact Support Office


GRANULAR - Giving Rural Actors Novel data and re-Useable tools to Lead public Action in Rural areas


SafeHabitus - Strengthening Farm Health and Safety Knowledge and Innovation System Assessing and improving labour conditions and health and safety at work in farming


Empowering Rural Communities to Act for Change


Empowering the FUTure though innovative Smart Solutions for rURAL areas

GRASS Ceiling

GRASS Ceiling - Gender Equality in Rural and Agricultural Innovation SystemS



Tools4CAP - Innovative Toolbox empowering effective CAP governance towards EU ambitions


CODECS - Assessing the impacts of digital technologies in agriculture – Cost, benefits, and potential for sustainability gains

BEATLES - Uncovering lock-ins and levers to encourage farmers to move to and stay in sustainable, climate-neutral and biodiversity-friendly farming systems: from experiments to systemic mechanisms


Service Contract for Establishing and Running FAME-NET

MOVING (2020-2024)

MOVING - Building modern rural policies on long-term visions and societal engagement - MOuntain Valorisation through INterconnectedness and Green Growth


Contract for Networking Activities in Support of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) - Lot 1:Support for networking concerning the design and implementation of CAP strategic plan (CAP NETWORK)