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:

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.

You can find further information on the programme, venue etc at:
Also information on the European Rural Parliament in general at:

If you have any queries, please contact the Co-ordinators:

Vanessa Halhead:
Kim Smedslund:

We are happy to announce that we have made an agreement with Nordregio

for them to participate actively in the thematic work. Nordregio is an international research centre for regional development and planning, based in Stockholm. The first step has been to appoint individuals from Nordregio to the six themes within the SPARCE-project. One of the first results is a webinar 30th August; “Migrants to workers – local practices on integration” within the theme “Welcoming refugees in rural areas” hosted by Josefin Heed, HSSL in cooperation with Nordregio represented by Leneisja Jungsberg and Hjördis Sigurjonsdottir. Find more information about Nordregio here.