Assessing the impact of Rural Development policies (incl. LEADER)

The RuDI project aims to improve the understanding of the processes and structures underlying the formulation, implementation and impacts of European rural development policies. It examines priority setting, design, targeting and delivery processes of the 2007-13 programming period.

The research will help to understand the contribution of rural development programmes to EU priorities and feed into the development of the next generation of rural development policies.

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08. February 2011

Concluding words

With the beginning of November 2010, the RuDI project has reached its end. Since February 2008, ten teams from all over Europe had worked enthusiastically on the project. The research aimed to enhance our understanding of the social, institutional and capacity-building effects of the different components of rural development policies at both national and regional levels within the 2007 to 2013 programming period, and to identify factors that lead to failure, as well as to learn from best practice examples. The RuDI project looked beyond the Common Monitoring and Evaluation Framework (CMEF) provided by the EU taking into account the rural development policy cycle as a whole by focusing on the governance structures surrounding design (context of the conception of instruments and operational modes), delivery (modes of transaction and control) and evaluation (timing, procedures etc.).

This website provides the interested reader with all the relevant information on the project and makes available all of the documents (deliverables, country reports etc.) which have been produced throughout the project.

The ten RuDI teams would like to thank the European Commission, especially DG Research and Innovation, who supported us throughout the whole process. The members of RuDI’s International Expert Group have contributed to the research providing their valuable comments and suggestions. A lot of institutions and individuals have supported us in our research activities in many different ways – thank you.

 


FP 7 website

The project acknowledges the financial support of the Commission of the European Community under the 7th Framework Programme "European Knowledge Based Bio-Economy”.

 

08. February 2011

Concluding words

With the beginning of November 2010, the RuDI project has reached its end. Since February 2008, ten teams from all over Europe had worked enthusiastically on the project. The research aimed to...

21. June 2010

First RuDI Policy Brief published

In preparation for the final RuDI conference, the RuDI consortium finalised its first "Extended Policy Brief". Just in time to be able to feed into the ongoing debate about the future of...

16. March 2010

Second RuDI International Expert Group (IEG) meeting in Thessaloniki

From 9-10 February 2010 the international experts met with the RuDI consortium in Thessaloniki for the second time within the framework of the RuDI meeting.

The meeting focused on the results of...