The European Rural Parliament

Demands a real Rural Agenda for Europe

The 4th European Rural Parliament was held in Candás, Asturias, Spain from November 6-9, 2019. 
335 delegates representing 38 European countries participated, included rural people, representatives of civil society organisations, researchers, national governments and European Union institutions. This was preceded on November 4-6 by the 2nd European Rural Youth Parliament ERYP, in which 70 young delegates from 14 countries gathered to share their perspective on rural life. The 2nd European Rural Youth Parliament issued a Declaration with 10 calls for action regarding the most urgent challenges faced by young Europeans. Through these very interactive and colourful events, many inspirational talks, workshops, field visits, markets showed the positive energy, ideas and passion of rural people and their organisations. READ MORE


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The posters go up for our 4th European Rural Parliament and European Rural Youth Parliament, November 4-9, in Candas, Asturias, Spain. 40 European countries represented with at least 360 delegates from local, national and European levels.This will be our largest gathering to date!



More than 150 potential participants from almost 30 countries have already pre-registered for the 4th ERP gathering in Spain

Our host, READER for the 4th ERP gathering in Candás in Asturias, Spain from 6th to 9th November informs us that already more than 150 potential participants from almost 30 countries have pre-registered either as ERP-partner or on the waiting-list.

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You can read more about the host, the region, the programme and find hints to transport and accommodation here
Find 2 minutes inspirational video from the region here
We strongly recommend our ERP partners to pre-register before end of June while 5 seats for each of our ERP partners will still be reserved Pre-register here
As soon as possible after you have pre-registered you will receive a confirmation-mail with a code giving you access to the Final Registration.
If you have pre-registered as an ERP Partner you will have until end of August to complete this final registration.
If you have pre-registered on the waiting list, we will let you know as soon as possible if we can offer you the opportunity to participate. If so, you will receive a confirmation-mail with the code for the Final Registration.
We wish you all a nice summer and hope to see as many of you as possible in Asturias in November!!!

Pre-registration open for the 4th ERP gathering in Spain!

We are very pleased to inform you, that a Preliminary Programme for the 4th ERP Gathering is now ready. The official ERP2019 Website is open and here you’ll be able to get an impression of the Programme, the area and also the different Field Visits and Workshops that will be available at this coming 4th ERP.

You will also be able to pre-register for the event, and we encourage especially our ERP partners to pre-register and make use of the 5 spaces reserved for each of our ERP partners. (Reserved until end-June)

Find an invitation on this ERP website and more information on the ERP2019 Website

Outline Programme can be found here

Page for pre-registration can be found here

Descriptions of Field Visits can be found here

List and descriptions of Workshops can be found here

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Welcome to the website of this fast growing and unique movement, rooted in and working for the interests of the rural people and communities of Europe.

The European Rural Parliament ERP 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. Between the gatherings we co-operate across Europe to identify and report key rural issues and implement the recommendations of the biennial gathering. The ERP began with the first gathering in 2013 and has since held gatherings in 2015 and 2017. The next gathering will be in 2019.

The ERP is a partnership initiative of 3 European-wide networks: European Rural Community Alliance ERCA; PREPARE Partnership for Rural Europe; European Leader Association for Rural Europe ELARD. It involves National Partners in 40 countries and 5 European-wide networks, civil society organisations working to support their rural areas.