This short Note is about the main ‘operations’ of the Rural Development Programme (RDP) of the Lazio Region aimed at supporting non-agricultural activities in rural areas, especially the social ones.
It offers an up-to-date presentation of:
1. main interventions aimed at fostering rural development, with a specific focus on those supporting public services under Measure 7 (Basic services and village renewal in rural areas);
2. other interventions under Measure 6 and Measure 16 of the RDP (in particular, operation 16.9) that could support the set up and development of social and inclusive services in rural areas.
Furthermore, the Note raises some questions about the true nature of the so-called ‘agri-social businesses’ and their business model.