The 4th European Rural Parliament 2019
The 4th European Rural Parliament will take place in Asturias in Spain on November 6-9, 2019. The host for the 4th ERP will be READER the Asturian Rural Development Network and their partners, in association with ERP Partner REDR, the Spanish Rural Development Network. It will be held in the village of Candás in Carreño municipality in the region of Cabo Peñas. Asturias. This is one of the most mountainous regions in Europe, also coastal. Naturally and culturally rich, it a pioneer in tourism and rural development, with issues of depopulation, ageing, remoteness and loss of industry. This is the first time the ERP has been taken to southern Europe, a region with its own particular rural issues, which will be demonstrated and discussed through field visits and workshops.
The special theme for this ERP will be the rural-urban interface, which is an increasingly key topic for rural development. This will be additional to the core business of the ERP, which will focus on the messages coming from the thematic projects undertaken under the 2018-19 ROAD Project, and from our ERP Partners and the national Rural Parliaments.
We will be posting more detailed information on this page, as plans develop.