RDP Ire ‘07-’13 Rural Development 2007-2013 Total €4.299 Billion “Leader “ Axis 4 Axis 1 Competitive- ness Axis 2Environment+Land Management Axis 3Economic Diversification + Quality of Life 10% 80% 10% National Rural Network National Rural Networks Single set of programming, financing, monitoring, auditing rules
Axis 1 Competitiveness Young Farmers Installation Scheme Early Retirement from Farming On-Farm Investment
Axis 2 Improving the environment and the countryside Less Favoured Areas Compensatory Allowances Scheme NATURA 2000 payments and payments linked to Directive 2000/60/EC (Framework for Community action in the field of water policy) Agri-Environment Payments (REPs).
Axis 3 Quality of life in rural areas and diversification of the rural economy Diversification into non-agricultural activities Support for the creation and development of micro-enterprises Encouragement of tourism activities Basic services for the rural economy and population Village renewal and development Upgrading of Rural Heritage Training and Skills
Axis 4 Implementation of the LEADER approach Implementing local development strategies with a view to achieving the objectives of Axis 3 Running the local action groups, skills acquisition, and animation Implementing co-operation projects
National Rural Network The purpose of the National Rural Network is to assist the efficient and effective implementation of the Rural Development Programme across all axes and to promote synergies across measures. A significant focus of the network will be to secure and co-ordinate the flow of information, including performance indicators, between local beneficiaries, intermediate bodies and the managing authority.
The Role of the National Rural Network The identification and grouping of stakeholders involved in rural development programming Transfer of knowledge and best practice to beneficiaries through dissemination actions and exchange experiences The convening of relevant seminars, conventions and workshops to ensure the use of best practice in programmedelivery possible.
The collection and analysis of indicators and evidence-based programme outputs The provision of a comprehensive information service to groups and organisationswhen requested Facilitating and promoting inter-territorial and trans-national cooperation in relation to the delivery of Axes 3 and 4. Representing Ireland on the proposed European Network for Rural Development and other fora Nationally and Abroad
RDSU and Tipperary Institute Tipperary Institute was successful in securing the tender to provide the National Rural Network in Ireland. The RDSU is a unit set up within Tipperary Institute which will have responsibility for delivering this contract. The Unit will draw from the facilities and the broad range of expertise within TI. Tipperary Institute through the RDSU will report to the Departments of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food as the Managing Authority and the Department of community Rural and Gaelteacht Affairs.
The Team The RDSU is based at Tipperary Institute, in the Ballingarane Technology Park, Clonmel. We will have a full time staff of five, a Manager, Administrator, Publications Co-ordinator, Information Analyst and a Network Coordinator. In the first year we also have a dedicated Web Developer and Database Developer. Contact Details