Rural development support

One of the German Federal Government’s aims is to strengthen rural regions as independent areas to live and work in, and to make them sustainable, future-proof and attractive, taking into account their different potential for development. There are a number of funding instruments from the European Union, the German Federal Government and the Länder that are available for this purpose.

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Overview of topics

Joint Task for the "Improvement of Agricultural Structures and Coastal Protection"

The Federal Government and the Länder jointly promote rural areas, agriculture and coastal protection.


Future prospects for rural areas: our approach

The Federal Rural Development Scheme (BULE) promotes model projects and model regions, contests, research and knowledge transfer. Local communities transform rural areas into dynamic laboratories of the future for the development of our society.


European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD)

The European Union's Common Agricultural Policy aims to support agriculture - consisting of the so-called first pillar which provides the core assistance of direct payments - and of the so-called second pillar, which provides support for rural areas within the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).


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