Axis 2 Improving the environment and the countryside <br />Less Favoured Areas Compensatory Allowances Scheme <br />NATURA 2000 payments and payments linked to Directive 2000/60/EC (Framework for Community action in the field of water policy) <br />Agri-Environment Payments (REPs). <br />
Axis 3 Quality of life in rural areas and diversification of the rural economy <br />Diversification into non-agricultural activities <br />Support for the creation and development of micro-enterprises <br />Encouragement of tourism activities <br />Basic services for the rural economy and population <br />Village renewal and development <br />Upgrading of Rural Heritage<br />Training and Skills<br />
Axis 4 Implementation of the LEADER approach <br />Implementing local development strategies with a view to achieving the objectives of Axis 3 <br />Running the local action groups, skills acquisition, and animation <br />Implementing co-operation projects<br />
National Rural Network<br /> 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. <br />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.<br />
The Role of the National Rural Network<br />The identification and grouping of stakeholders involved in rural development programming<br />Transfer of knowledge and best practice to beneficiaries through dissemination actions and exchange experiences<br />The convening of relevant seminars, conventions and workshops to ensure the use of best practice in programmedelivery possible.<br />
The collection and analysis of indicators and evidence-based programme outputs<br />The provision of a comprehensive information service to groups and organisationswhen requested<br />Facilitating and promoting inter-territorial and trans-national cooperation in relation to the delivery of Axes 3 and 4. <br />Representing Ireland on the proposed European Network for Rural Development and other fora Nationally and Abroad<br />
RDSU and Tipperary Institute<br />Tipperary Institute was successful in securing the tender to provide the National Rural Network in Ireland.<br />The RDSU is a unit set up within Tipperary Institute which will have responsibility for delivering this contract. <br />The Unit will draw from the facilities and the broad range of expertise within TI. <br />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. <br />
The Team<br />The RDSU is based at Tipperary Institute, in the Ballingarane Technology Park, Clonmel.<br />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. <br />Contact Details<br />
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