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

24th Friends of the Countryside General Assembly in Córdoba, 2021

Given the current situation, we have taken the decision to postpone
the FCS 2020 as well as the post-tour. We deeply regret having to
make this choice, but this appears to be the only reasonable choice
given current events.

Should circumstances allow once more, we will then host the
General Assembly from Thursday June 3 until Sunday June 6, 2021
in Córdoba and host a pre-tour in Sevilla and Jerez de la
Frontera from Monday May 31 until Thursday June 3, 2021.

Our specially conceived website with information about the GA and
pre-tour remains open. Please click here or on the image

  Current Events

The November-December issue of the CountrySide magazine is out. You are invited to read it by clicking on the Publications page.

         Jan 27, 2021 : NEW ENTRY!                   Discover this new section with information about local events & activities, recent innovations, new members and prizes won by our Friends. If you have information to share, please write to events[@]

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!

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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[@]

#FFA2021 Month of March on Food System Renewal!

Spread out across three weeks will be a diverse, broad and captivating range of virtual workshopsseminarsmoderated discussions alongside networking and exhibitions via our innovative digital platform.

Land and Soil Management Award 2020/21. Deadline fast approaching!!

For good agriculture and environmental conditions.Applicants from European countries can apply until January 20, 2021. 

Please go to the Soil Award page for further details by clicking here
YFCS announces the launching of the 2021 FAMIGRO AWARD.
This may well be interesting for your children (18-40 years old). For details on how to apply, please click here
YFCS Webinar no3 :
February 8, 2021
YFCS General Assembly 
If you missed the Young Friends online GA you can catch up by watching it here.

Please note the following Webinar topics and dates!

March 8 : Rural Connectivity

April 12: Rural Disorder – Impacts of COVID 19

May 10: Renewable Resouces


InnoForESt, sustainable supply and payment mechanisms for forest ecosystem services, announces that 6 policy briefs generated from the D6.3 report are now available on the project website

A comprehensive video presentation by 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

The European Landowners’ Organisation has an opening for a Communication and Graphic Design Coordinator. Based in Brussels. For more details please check here.

Click on the image to access information about all our Previous Events.