Scotland is being represented at this week's Swedish Rural Parliament, one of the largest gatherings for rural development in Europe.
Bill Sturrock, a member of Angus LEADER Local Action Group, and Sarah Hyslop, Ayrshire LEADER Programme Manager, are being supported by the Scottish Rural Network to attend the event.
The Swedish Rural Parliament event takes place in Visby, Gotland from 27 to 29 May. The theme for 2016 is 'Towards a balanced country'.
A new brochure highlighting innovative projects from across Europe is now available.
Share your views about the European Innovation Partnership 'Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability' (EIP-AGRI) in a short online survey.
The agricultural European Innovation Partnership (EIP-AGRI) works to foster competitive and sustainable farming and forestry that 'achieves more and better from less'. It was launched in 2012 by the European Commission.
The latest edition of the European Network for Rural Development's (ENRD) 'Rural Connections' magazine is now available.
You can now download the Spring 2016 edition of Rural Connections from the ENRD website.
The Dumfries & Galloway LEADER team recently hosted visitors from Finland for discussions on a potential project involving the two areas.
Three representatives from the South Savo region of Finland visited the region to discuss the potential for Dumfries & Galloway LEADER to participate in a transnational cooperation project.
The project would focus on getting young people involved in rural development and local decision making and how this can bring added value to the new LEADER 2014-2020 programme.
Participants are being sought for a European workshop on 'New value chains from multifunctional forests'.
Do you have relevant experience or ideas on innovative ways to add economic value to forest products or services? If so, the agricultural European Innovation Partnership (EIP-AGRI) would like to hear about them.
Women farmers as drivers of innovation and green growth in the European Union.
Copa-Cogeca, the voice of farmers and their cooperatives in the European Union, are seeking applications for their European Innovation Award.
Trees for Life's Rewilding the Highlands initiative has won the Alpine category of the 2016 European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) Conservation Vote, securing more than 7000 votes in an international online vote.