PRELIMINARY INVITATION TO ATTEND THE THIRD EUROPEAN RURAL PARLIAMENT
Dear Friend of the European Rural Parliament
As you will know, the Third European Rural Parliament will take place this year – on October 18-21 in Venhorst in the Netherlands. We are inviting you to let us know if you would like to attend this great event. At this stage, because spaces are limited, we are asking you to register your interest in attending at: http://www.erp2017.eu/waiting-list/
It will be a wonderful event, attended by our partners from 40 European countries, as well as policy makers and European level institutions. This will be an important opportunity to influence policy, build our network of active rural communities across Europe and make new connections.
If you have any queries, please contact the Co-ordinators:
The European Rural Parliament is a long-term campaign to express the voice of rural people in Europe; and to promote self-help and action by the rural people, in partnership with civil society and governments.
The campaign reaches a climax every two years with a gathering of rural people from all parts of the wider Europe. The next European Rural Parliament will be held in October 2017 in the Netherlands.
Throughout 2017, we are preparing for that event by strengthening the network, enriching our evidence through thematic working groups and supporting our national partners to hold national rural parliaments and other events.
We are convinced that rural Europe has a great potential to welcome refugees and migrants and provide a good life. We base this on the fact that many rural Europeans have become involved in welcoming activities and by that contributed in creating a better life for migrants and refugees to Europe. For the upcoming European Rural Parliament we wish to gather experiences, good examples and thoughts on what has been done and what can be done further in welcoming refugees and migrants in rural areas. We welcome everyone who has experience of participating in activities in rural areas with refugees and migrants to participate in the work. Contribute to the work by doing the survey below and by joining one of our virtual think tanks, please register below.
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