Five ERP partners in the UK and Ireland have been working together on the ERP ROAD Project on Maintaining UK links with Rural Europe. This is a brief summary of events: 


  • The UK ROAD project hosted a workshop at the Scottish Rural Parliament in November 2018.  This built on a survey and workshops undertaken by Scottish Rural Action during the preceding months and asked four questions: Why is it important to maintain links with Europe?  What kind of links do we need to maintain? How can we do that?  Who needs to do it?   We were pleased to welcome input from a representative from Finland and Belgium at the workshop.
  • A workshop is to be held at Stalisfield Village Hall, Kent, England on 21st March 2019 where we will welcome local people and officials.  We are arranging a discussion around the four questions (mentioned above) via Zoom with representatives from ERP member organisations across Europe.  Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you would like further details.
  • A survey, similar to the Scottish one, has been circulated across Wales, Northern Ireland, England and the Republic of Ireland which will be analysed shortly and the findings shared with the ERP.  Link to survey which has reached out and achieved 170 responses so far:
  • Successful workshops (total 200 participants) have also been held in the participating Countries.  Reports from the workshops have now been received by ACRE so that a full report can be prepared.