Between the biennial European Rural Parliament gatherings, the ERP partners are engaged in actions to identify and explore the important issues for rural communities across the wider Europe. During each 2 year period, these activities have been organised in different ways:

  • 2013 – In the lead in to the 2013 gathering, issues and ideas were collected from rural people across Europe. In a parallel process, a “Think Tank” of experts collated methods and local experiences from Europe’s rural developers.
  • 2014-15 – In the lead in to the 2015 gathering, national partners were involved in a Europe-wide campaign, an “upward cascade” to bring issues from the most local level of rural communities for debate at the gathering.
  • 2016-17 – In the lead in to the 2017 gathering, thematic work was undertaken by partners to explore in depth, across Europe, some of the main issues identified in the 2015 European Rural Manifesto.
  • 2018-19 – Activities for this period are currently being confirmed.

These pages provide information on each of the activities:

Activities 2014-2015

Activities 2016-2017

Thematic Work

Rural Parliaments