The objective of this study was to evaluate the contributions of the European network for rural development (ENRD) and the national rural networks in the implementation of the EAFRD 2014-2022. The consortium undertaking this evaluation included ADE, ÖIR and the University of Gloucestershire.

The evolution of rural networking at EU level, © ENRD, 2019

The study team evaluated the networks using a comprehensive case study approach including a social network analysis, surveys to network members, analysis of monitoring and network data, and expert interviews.



Period: 2022
 - 2023
Client: European Commission, DG AGRI (via ADE)

Partners: ADE; University of Gloucestershire, CCRI

Methods: Governance analysis, Intervention logic development, Triangulation and synthesis, Evaluation design, Document analysis, Expert dialogue, Case studies, Online-survey

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