The 2018 Scottish Rural Parliament will take place from 14-16 November in Stranraer, in south west Scotland.
The 2018 Scottish Rural Parliament comes at a critical time, when the future of rural Scotland is in the spotlight as never before. Brexit has far-reaching implications for our rural communities, who are keen to maintain strong links with Europe, and so far there is little concrete information about what the future holds. Part of the Programme will be the ERP project on Brexit, which is co-ordinated by ACRE, and involves the ERP Partners in the UK and Ireland.
The Rural Parliament is an opportunity for rural communities to influence policy post-Brexit and we would welcome you to join us. The draft programme and international guest booking information is attached.
FFA = Forum for the future of abriculture
Mark Tuesday, March 27, 2018, in your calendar now and join us at the Forum for the Future of Agriculture in Brussels, the premier meeting place to discuss sustainable agriculture and environmental security.
Join the conversation and contribute to the dialogue at FFA2018.
To hear what others attending last year thought your can watch this short video.
Edinburgh, Scotland, 9-12 April 2018
This was a huge and diverse event, with around 500 participants from around the world, especially Europe. Policy makers, researchers, NGOs, rural representatives.
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Final session - OECD 10 key drivers of rural change
NAT Commission of the European Committee of the Regions and and the Rurality-Environment-Development network
Financing the integrated development of rural areas
A goal that lies at the heart of the need for social, economic and territorial cohesion: the EU budget in perspective
19 March 2018 – 09:30-16:00
at the European Committee of the Regions
Van Maerlant Building room VMA1 - 2 rue Van Maerlant, 1040 Brussel
You are invited to register to the conference via the following link until 14 March end of day.
Only registered participants will be granted access to the conference room. No registration will be accepted after this deadline.
Interpretation will be available in EN/FR/ES
The conference programme will be regularly updated under the following link.
We are looking forward to meeting you on 19 March 2018.
Based on the more than 300,000 contributions to the open consultation on the future CAP,
to all in the ERP network
As United Kingdom citizens, who campaigned for our country to stay in the European Union, we are sad today that our compatriots voted by majority to leave the Union. As democrats, committed to listening to the people’s voice, we respect that vote.
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.