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
The Friends of the Countryside U.S. Study Tour
Courtesy of Joe Hoagland and Tony Simmons
Details in Trusted and by email.
February 27 – March 4 2023 – Washington, New Orleans, U.S.A.
The January – February issue no. 203 of the CountrySide Magazine is out. You are invited to read it by clicking on the Publications page.
Please REGISTER for the various workshops, lunches, dinners and the Forum itself taking place during the 3 days around the ForumforAg 2023!
Details in the Trusted Area!
Login in top right!
**The Bee Award Ceremony took place on December 6 in the European Parliament**
Find out who the winners are by heading to the Bee Award page!
** European Biodiversity Conference : December 6 from 4pm to 6pm at the European Parlieament **
The conference addresses the state of play of EU forest readiness to climate change. How to adapt European forests to new challenges caused by climate change and the increased presence of natural stressors?
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
November 9 2022 : NEW ENTRY! Details of a book written by FCS member Iñigo Alvaro de Toledo : The Great Climate Regenation (in Italian)
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…
Click on the logo for a full list of estates, their history and activities on offer or visit our Instagram page!