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Linking sustainable practices throughout Europe

Irish Rural Link

Rural topic(s): Advocacy on food and rural policies, Development of rural territories

City: Moate, Co. Westmeath

Country: Ireland

Web site: http://www.irishrurallink.ie

Irish Rural Link (IRL), formed in 1991, is a national network of organisations and individuals campaigning for sustainable rural development in Ireland and Europe. IRL, a non-profit organisation now directly represents nearly 500 community groups with a combined membership of 25,000. IRL represents the interests of community groups in disadvantaged and marginalised rural areas by highlighting problems, advocating appropriate policies and sharing experiences and examples of good practice.

Scale of intervention : National, European

Keywords: rural entrepreneurship, small business, public banking, women

Places: Ireland

Actors: association, network, platform, forum, union of associations

Methods: cross-border cooperation, training/capacity-building, programme/project management, partnership, exchange of good practices, networking