Public invited to have their say on issues impacting on rural Ireland
Online survey provides an opportunity to contribute to the next phase of rural development policy for Ireland Closes on 11th Oct 2019
The online survey seeking the views of the public on key challenges and opportunities for rural Ireland over the coming five years.
The survey is part of a consultation process being undertaken by the Department of Rural and Community Development to inform the development of a new, whole-of-Government policy for rural Ireland for the period 2020-2025.
Link to the survey is available here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CTPVSHB and the closing date is 11th October 2019.
The Department of Rural and Community Development is currently developing a new, whole-of-Government rural development policy for Ireland. This will follow on from the Action Plan for Rural Development which was published in January 2017 and reaches the end of its three-year timeframe in 2019.
The new rural policy will be forward-looking, with a 5-year timeframe, and will focus on strengthening our rural communities and economies. It will take account of emerging economic, societal and international developments. These include changing demographics within rural communities, the increasing focus on climate change adaptation, diversification in the agri-food sector, the next version of the CAP and LEADER programmes, new ways of working and the changing nature of jobs, and Brexit.
In order to develop the new policy, the Department has held a series of consultation events over the last number of months to obtain stakeholder views on the challenges and opportunities facing rural Ireland. Following on from these events, the Department is now inviting wider feedback, through this online survey, on the challenges and opportunities facing people living and working in for rural Ireland.