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News | 26/05/2015

Adoption of a further 24 Rural Development Programmes

Hinternah, Thuringia, GermanyHinternah, Thuringia, Germany

The European Commission has today approved a further 24 Rural Development Programmes (RDPs) aimed at improving the competitiveness of the EU farming sector and caring for the countryside and climate in the period until 2020.

The European Commission has today approved a further 24 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. The programmes adopted today are expected to create over 40 000 jobs in rural areas and about 700 000 training places to foster innovation, knowledge transfer, more sustainable farming practices and stronger rural businesses. Funding worth 27 billion EUR from the EU budget, co-financed by further public funding at national/regional level and/or private funds, is made available.

Modernisation of farms, support to young farmers, sustainable land management and improved broadband infrastructures are among the priority actions of the adopted regional and national programmes. The Member States concerned are Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Romania, Spain, Sweden and the UK.

 

The 24 RDPs approved today – with level of EU funding from EAFRD* (in million EURO)

* European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development

Programme

EU funding in million EURO

As share of

Total EAFRD

Bulgaria

                 2 366.7

2.38%

Croatia

2 026.2

2.04%

Czech Republic

            2 305.7

2.32%

Germany - Baden-Württemberg

                     709.6

0.71%

Germany - Berlin + Brandenburg

 1 050.7

1.06%

Germany - Lower Saxony + Bremen

 1 119.9

1.13%

Germany - Rhineland-Palatinate

299.8

0.30%

Germany - Saarland

33.6

0.03%

Germany - Schleswig-Holstein

 419.5

0.42%

Germany - Thuringia

 679.7

0.68%

Ireland

 2 190.6

2.20%

Italy – National Rural Network

 59.7

0.06%

Italy - Bolzano

                      158.0

0.16%

Italy - Emilia-Romagna

 513.0

0.52%

Italy - Toscana

 414.7

0.42%

Italy - Veneto

510.7

0.51%

Romania

 8 128.0

8.18%

Spain – National Programme

237.8

0.24%

Spain - Aragón

467.0

0.47%

Spain - La Rioja

70.0

0.07%

Spain - País Vasco

87.1

0.09%

Sweden

1 763.6

1.78%

United Kingdom – Scotland

 844.7

0.85%

United Kingdom – Wales

655.8

0.66%

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