SRDP 2014 - 2020 Rural Development Operational Committee


The JPMC monitors the overall strategic direction of the European Structural and Investment Funds. It is the role of the RDOC to provide expert advice on fund-specific technical and operational issues to the JPMC. The RDOC will meet twice a year in the spring and autumn making its recommendations to JPMC on:

  • selection criteria for financed operations
  • implementation of the evaluation plan of the programme, including proposals for further evaluation if required
  • implementation of the information and publicity strategy
  • first review of the Annual Implementation Report (AIR) before this goes to JPMC
  • amendments to the programme proposed by the Managing Authority (these are changes to targeting within measures, e.g. one species over another)
  • participation in the National Rural Network and recommend any follow up activity in Scotland to the JPMC

Find minutes and papers from meetings prior to April 2018 in the archive.

Related groups


Representatives from the following organisations make up the committee: 

  • Community Woodlands Association
  • Scottish Enterprise
  • Local Action Groups
  • Convention of Scottish Local Authorities
  • Scottish Crofting Federation
  • Scottish Islands Group
  • ConFor
  • NFU Scotland
  • Highlands and Islands Enterprise
  • Scottish Lands and Estates
  • New Entrants
  • Highlands and Islands Agricultural Support Group
  • Scottish Environment Protection Agency
  • National Trust for Scotland
  • Scottish Environment Link
  • Scottish Natural Heritage