The European Commission has launched a public consultation on its new initiative for a long-term vision for rural areas. This consultation aims to collect views on current opportunities and challenges in rural areas, aspirations for rural areas in 2040 and the actions needed to achieve these aspirations.
Any interested European, including consumers, the agri-food sector, rural SMEs, EU countries, regional and local authorities, farmers, civil society organisations, rural youth, NGOs, local action groups, rural networks and academics can contribute to the online public consultation until 30 November 2020. The Commission wants to ensure a wide consultation and invites everyone interested in the future of rural areas and their inhabitants, to share their views.
The public consultation on the long-term vision for rural is a first step towards a Commission Communication on the topic, to be published mid-2021. This Communication will aim to support a debate at European level on the future of rural areas and the place they should have in our society. It will propose actions to be taken, including in the shorter term, to achieve this long-term vision for the future of rural areas.
The survey is open until the 30th of November
ELARD is active in many different initiatives and workinggroups concerning the Long Term Vision for Rural areas. Find out more on our new page Long Term Vision for Rural Areas