Welcome to the European Rural Parliament 5th gathering!

The Polish Rural Network together with the association for the Świętokrzyskie Rural Area Development with ERCA, PREPARE and ELARD are happy to welcome you to Kielce, Poland on the 12-15th of September. Please take contact with your partnerorganisation of ERP in order to be able to sign up! Or, if you are aged 18-30, please take contact with ELARD that might be able to assist further through the ERASMUS+ project ELARD got financed in order to get more young people to Kielce!
ELARD is looking for experts among European LEADER networks and LAGs who have long-term experience on youth work, youth employment issues, research and policy design related to the youth topic. Please feel free to submit your application this week still!
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Get to know Katrina!

ELARD has been granted five different projects last two months, and Katrina will be project leading two of them, Cowork4youth and RURBEST, activating the youth “network” within ELARD. Katrina just recently started her employment with us!
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Rural Pact Conference 15-16th of June

The Commission is inviting and ELARD has been active in preparing the Rural Pact conference with other stakeholders.

The Rural Pact conference will bring together EU, national, and regional politicians along with local authorities, social and economic stakeholders in a participatory event that reflects the rural vision’s ambition and bottom-up character.

It will engage participants in designing the governance of the Rural Pact and gather commitments for the achievement of the long-term vision for the EU’s rural areas

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  • ELARD president participated on the Stakeholder Consultation on the CoR opinion on 20th of May on “Enhancing cohesion policy support for regions with geographic and demographic handicaps (art 174 TFEU)” , giving input from the Halmstad Declaration.
  • Furthermore our president had a meeting with Ms Carvalhais on the 22nd of April in order to give input to the future opinion from the European Parliament on the Long Term Vision.
  • Also, ELARD was present at the Swedish rural parliament 22nd of May giving input on the EU rural policies importance for rural inhabitants in Sweden, i.e. rural pact conference and long term vision on rural areas.

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Upcoming Events in 2022

  • 15-16th June, Rural Pact Conference
  • 21 – 23rd of June ,LINC, Jeseníky, Czech Republic
  • 12-15 September, European Rural Parliament, Kielce, Poland
  • 27-28th of October, LEADER/rural event in the frame of the Czech Presidency of the European Council

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