Open call for papers

 Rural Areas and Development, 16 (2019)

2019 thematic issue

 CAP 2020+: experiences and ideas for the future rural areas and development paths

The deadline has been extended until Tuesday, 30th of April 2019. 

Already submitted manuscripts are subject of the peer-review process and will be available in early-cite mode.


Guest Editors for the vol. 16: professor Cristina Bianca Pocol, professor Wawrzyniec Czubak

 Editor in Chief: dr Paweł Chmieliński, ERDN

 ISSN: 2657-4403

 Manuscripts should be prepared in English according to enclosed editorial guidelines and should be sent together with copyrights declaration via e-mail to:

The ERDN Yearbook Rural Areas and Development welcomes papers resulting from presentations and discussions during the 2018 16thERDN conference in Cluj-Napoca, Romania as well as invites the ERDN community of members and friends to submit papers that can stimulate methodological, theoretical and empirical discussion and provide better understanding of development paths of rural systems as well as research-based evidence for better policy design and implementation in rural areas. Experiences from the RDP 2014-2020 projects or results of the evaluation process, as well of new research on rural development are welcomed.

Papers discussing past and future CAP and national policies (in the EU and non-EU countries) in agriculture and rural areas as well as addressing one of the topics below are likely to be of special attention  2019 edition of the Rural Areas and Development:

  • The future CAP budget and its possible implications for rural and regional development (national perspectives);
  • Public policy for rural development in Central and Eastern European Countries,
  • Agriculture and health: A future CAP for a healthy lifestyle.
  • Spatial and territorial impacts of innovation;
  • The role of the CAP and Cohesion Policy measures in local/regional development,
  • Local development, job creation and entrepreneurship in rural areas;
  • Experiences and future ideas for the LEADER approach in EU Member States;
  • The effects of human capital and innovation on rural development;
  • Trends of rural poverty and social exclusion, effects of migration in rural areas;
  • National/regional specialisation strategies;
  • Transformations of family farming and local food systems,
  • Subsidy programmes and other methods of financing farm diversification and entrepreneurship;
  • Increasing added value in the food supply chain via food initiatives, short value chains, organic food, role of regional brands/products;
  • Opportunities for the development of small, family, semi-subsistence farms;
  • The role of social farms in agriculture;
  • Ways of supporting new entrants and young farmers in agriculture;
  • The role of agri-environmental measures of RDPs in rural landscapes;
  • The agricultural knowledge and innovation system (AKIS);
  • New challenges for agricultural extension services;
  • Social innovation in rural areas;
  • Knowledge-based modern farming;
  • Public-private partnerships in agriculture and rural areas.
  • Sustainable development of agriculture and rural areas including biodiversity, ecosystem services and climate change mitigation.