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 to the Urals.
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 beyond.
Upcoming General Assembly
Invitations to the 24th Friends of the Countryside General Assembly in Córdoba have now been sent to members by post. If you have not received it, please contact Jehanne de Dorlodot at [email protected]
The General Assembly will take place from Thursday October 7 until Sunday October 10, 2021 in Córdoba. A pre-tour will take place in Sevilla and Jerez de la Frontera from Monday October 4 until Thursday October 7, 2021.
Our specially conceived website with information about the GA and pre-tour remains open and will be updated with the full programme shortly. Please click here or on the image.
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…
Registration for the inaugural September 2021 FCS Study Tour in Abergavenny, Wales is now open! …
This smaller in depth study tour of the fertile Usk valley lowlands and rugged uplands of the Black Mountains will explore how to steer a future rural support programme in Wales and in Europe. All members should have received an invitation email with the registration form attached.
For more information, please contact : events[@]elo.org
**Intergroup on Biodiversity, Hunting Countryside**
**Online event on Dynamics of Agriculture for a Lively Countryside**
**June 22 2021 at 16h-18h CEST**
The Intergroup would like to explore ways and remedies for the agriculture and farming profession to thrive and face the future challenges to improve EU sustainability.
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 video presentation by FCS Secretary General, Thierry de l’Escaille, of the activities to support landowners by the European Landowners’ Organisation by FCS CEO as recorded at the ELO General Assembly in December 2020. Please click here to view it