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:

National Rural Parliaments are being prepared in Estonia, Finland, Slovenia and Albania.

  • Estonia will have their 12th National Rural Parliament 4th to 6th August in Vana-Võidu, Viljandi County, and expect almost 400 participants. Find more about the event here.
  • European Rural Youth Parliament - The leaders of the ERP theme “Preparations for a European Rural Youth Parliament and Provision for Youth” SYTY and LRF are organising the 1st European Rural Youth Parliament to be held in Latvia on the 11th August, in a good cooperation with the youth organisations: MJARC and 4H
  • Finland is holding their first National Rural Parliament “Making the impossible POSSIBLE” 1st to 3rd of September. They expect to have up to 1,000 participants. Find the invitation here and the programme here
  • Slovenia is planning the Slovenian Rural Parliament to be held on the 21st to 22nd September and followed on the 23rd September by a conference on the ERP theme “Local and Regional Economy”. More about the programme for the event will be available shortly.
  • Albania launched in April a series of activities leading to the 1st Albanian Rural Parliament, which will be held from 28th to 30th September at a rural resort near Tirana. You can find more about the event here.