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CAP Rural Development Policy in the Nordic Countries

New Nordregio Working Paper on Nordic experiences and learnings connected to the EU rural development programme.

This report is intended as an input to the preparations for the new Cohesion Policy and CAP Rural Development programming period, which is scheduled to begin in January 2014. First we compare and reflect upon experiences of RDPs in Nordic EU member states and in Scotland. The final chapters focus upon the concept of coherence, first in relation to current programmes, and then considering the implications of the draft regulations of the CAP.

The aim is to contribute to the discussions on the future of the policy after 2013. Based on the Working Paper, the process towards new agricultural and cohesion policies in the period 2014-2020 will be discussed with policimakers at a workshop in May 2012 at Nordregio.

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