The Friends of the Countryside
The Friends of the Countryside is a non-profit making organisation consisting of a network of like minded private landowners,
rural managers and entrepreneurs from 27 countries stretching from the Rockies & Andes to the Carpathians.
By means of innovative, regenerative and sustainable practices, this network promotes the long term interests of their land. Through the platform of the European Landowners’ Organisation, the FCS are able to ensure that their voice is heard throughout the European Union and well beyond.
The Friends of the Countryside and the European Landowners’ Organisation stand in solidarity with our Ukrainian colleagues and citizens. Property rights, collaboration, dialogue & freedom are ELO’s most prominent values.
Please Save the Date for next year’s GA in Poland!
26th General Assembly : Poznań : June 15 to 18
Short Post Tour : Częstochowa & Kraków : June 18 to 21
Long Post Tour : Częstochowa, Kraków & Szczawnica mountains : June 18 to 24
Friends of the Countryside Study Tour in County Monaghan, Ireland
Courtesy of Jack and Susannah Tenison & Jack Dempsey
September 23-25, 2022 – Fully booked
The Friends of the Countryside U.S. Study Tour
Courtesy of Joe Hoagland and Beatrice & Adie von Gontard & Tony Simmons
Details in Trusted and by email.
February 27 – March 7 2023 – Washington, St Louis, New Orleans, U.S.A.
Since 2014, the European Bee Award is committed to finding common solutions for the benefit of biodiversity by rewarding projects protecting pollinators.
**Deadline is now closed. Watch this space for the Award Ceremony in December**
Application form and details on the Bee Award page
We need your help!
Are you an agricultural producer?
Do you know anyone active in farming?
Participate with us in an online survey to unleash the potential of bio-based fertilisers
We are pleased to present the study that we produced in association with the François Sommer Foundation, OFB and AGPB in both English and French. Please click on the image to download it.
This work aims to serve as a scientific basis for the adoption of measures favorable to biodiversity within the framework of the reform of the CAP.
In order to see such measures adopted by the agricultural world, (& hence the involvement of the AGPB in the writing of the book) various sessions will be held including the Biodiversity summit.
We invite you to distribute this study widely to whom it may concern.
Hardback copies are available on order for 25€ +p&p. Please email events(at)elo.org
A comprehensive Power Point Presentation of the activities to support landowners by the European Landowners’ Organisation from the ELO General Assembly in Paris in December 2021. Please click here to view it
March 18, 2021 : NEW ENTRY! Discover this new section with information about local events & activities, recent innovations, new members and prizes won by our Friends…
Welcoming Estates Website: Countryside estates open to the public for private events, countryside getaways with a historic touch, countryside produce, sports, restaurants, picnics and so much more…