European Rural Parliament Schärding 2015
It's done! After a three-days event including field visits, plenary sessions and workshops, we proudly present the final document. You can download it on this website.
Here you can obtain the last press-releases: please download, translate it to your language and forward it to your press!
Many thanks to the 246 Delegates from 41 Nations who joined the 2nd European Rural Parliament.
Alll presentations and documents will published on this website soon.
Manifesto in other languages:
Welcome to the Website of the European Rural Parliament Initiative!
The second European Rural Parliament was held in the beautiful small town of Schärding in Austria, 4 to 6 November 2015. More than 250 delegates were registered, from exactly 41 European countries.
The aim of the European Rural Parliament is
- To strengthen the voice of the rural communities of Europe, and to ensure that the interests and well-being of these communities are strongly reflected in national and European policies
- To promote self-help, common understanding, solidarity, exchange of good practice and cooperation among rural communities throughout Europe.
The campaign to prepare for the second European Rural Parliament was launched on 1 January 2015, and embraces action in more than 30 European countries.
The climax of the campaign was the ERP 2015 Gathering, held at the beautiful small town of Schärding in Austria on 4-6 November 2015.
The European Rural Parliament is co-initiated by the European Rural Community Alliance, PREPARE Partnership for Rural Europe, and European LEADER Association for Rural Development
Under the auspices of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe,
Mr. Thorbjorn Jagland
Supported by the federal Ministry of Agriculture and Minstry of Agriculture of Upper Austria
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