Own Positions

Renewing LEADER/CLLD for 2021-2027 programming period (2017)
In this document we present our main messages for the next programming period.

The Tartu Declaration (2016) (Available also in Croatian, Estonian, German, French, Latvian, Lithuanian, Portuguese, Spanish)
During the ELARD conference 2016 and with the contributions of several LAG networks we developed this declaration directed at the European institutions.

Supported Positions

  European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)

Advantages of the CLLD approach (2017) (different languages available)
The EESC assessed the potential of CLLD to contribute to the aims of the EU and formulated proposals for the next programming period.

European Commission

The Future of Food and Farming (2017)
The European Commission analysed the current situation of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which includes the LEADER programme. The proposal aims to match more closely citizens’ needs and European challenges.

Cork 2.0 Declaration (2016) and Cork 2.0 Action Plan (2017)
The participants of the European Conference on Rural Development in Cork, Ireland formulated these orientations for a rural policy in the EU.

This is the final document of a Seminar organised by DG AGRI and the ENRD in Båstad, Sweden. More material about the seminar can be found here.

  European Rural Parliament

European Rural Manifesto (2017)
This is the statement of the aspirations, commitments and demands of the European Rural Parliament campaigns from 2015 to 2017.

The Venhorst Declaration (2017)
The participants of the 3rd European Rural Parliament formulated this declaration as advice on how to assure the well-being of all rural communities throughout the wider Europe and as contribution to the discussion about the next programming period in the EU.

Our message to the European institutions, governments and rural citizens of Europe (2017) - long version
Our message to the European institutions, governments and rural citizens of Europe (2017) - short Version
This Message is the outcome of widespread consultation among rural communities throughout Europe and debate at the 3rd European Rural Parliament held in 2017 about the future policies in the EU.

European Contryside Movement

The European Countryside Movement welcomes the adoption, by the European Parliament, of the "Rural European Agenda" - a resolution in favour of rural territories, which focused on their challenges and concluded as to the necessity to adopt a strategic and an operational framework.