Making rural areas the engines of a sustainable Europe

14mar00:0023:59Making rural areas the engines of a sustainable Europe

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On March 14, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the European Rural Parliament (ERP) will hold a joint, web-streamed conference on “Making rural areas the engines of a sustainable Europe” on EESC premises.


Concerned about the future of rural areas, the ERP and the EESC have urged the EU to come up with actions in support of rural areas, in an effort to steer policy in the direction set out in the Cork 2.0 Declaration.

The topic of discussion will be how, in the light of upcoming policy changes (The Reflection Paper “Towards a Sustainable Europe by 2030”, Common Agricultural Policy, Multiannual Financial Framework, etc.), to better integrate the aspect of the future of Europe’s rural areas into the policies of the next European Commission and European Parliament with the aim to promote a more sustainable Europe. The President of ELARD, Maria João Botelho, will take part in the panel discussion titled “An urgent call for action to new, incoming legislators to step up the role of rural areas in a sustainable Europe.

The draft programme and registration form are now available. For further questions, please email


(Thursday) 00:00 - 23:59(GMT+00:00)


Brussels, Belgium

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