The European rural model
In a word...
Franz Fischler, Member of the European Commission,
responsible for agriculture and rural development
Rural Europe at the turn of the third millennium
"Diversity" is the key word
In the 1990s, rural areas gave Europeans and their political leaders
quite a surprise when they emerged as dynamic and innovative areas,
attracting businesses and city dwellers. This article takes a look
at today's rural Europe.
Defending the European rural and agricultural model at the WTO
If we are to take full advantage of the potential of the rural world
and recognise the socio-economic but also historical and cultural
importance of agriculture in rural Europe, the multifunctional
nature of European agriculture must be maintained.
Rural development, the European model and the LEADER Initiative:
Four views from the outside
What is the situation of rural development outside the European
Union? How do others perceive the "European rural model"? Can the
LEADER programme be exported? What can Europe learn from the
experiences of other industrialised countries in the world? LEADER
Magazine put these questions to an American, a Canadian, a Japanese
and an Estonian.
The Duhallow Tiger
Against the current backdrop of very strong growth in Ireland, the
people and businesses of Duhallow are implementing innovative
economic, social, cultural and environmental projects on a large
A "plus" for the Park
France's "Regional Nature Parks" operate on principles identical in
many ways to those of LEADER. However, the Initiative enables those
Parks benefiting from it to go even further. This article examines
the case of Livradois-Forez.
Created under LEADER I, the CEDERNA-GARALUR association has been
working in the Navarra Mountains to create activities and jobs
involving services for businesses, tourism and non-industrial
City and countryside working together
As its name indicates, the LEADER group Stad och Land - Hand i Hand
("City and Countryside - Hand in Hand") bases its programme on the
synergies between the city and countryside.
source: LEADER Magazine nr.25 - Winter 2000/2001