The Friends of the Countryside organise and/or support the following Events, Projects and Awards.


Every year the FCS organise a General Assembly and Conference with visits to farming estates in one of our member countries. Click here for a list of past GA’s.

For access to the 2023 Poznan GA website please click here

For access to the 2022 Evora GA website, please click here

For access to the 2021 Cordoba GA website please click here

For access to the 2019 Anjou GA website please click here

The premier event to debate on agriculture and the environment is held annually in Brussels. For more information, please consult the FFA website here.


Accreditation for sustainable wildlife and land management
José Maria GÓMEZ-ACEBO ROSAS: wildlife[@]

FCS members are invited to join the WEW to boost the visibility of your estate to the nature loving public! For information about all the activities at private countryside estates please visit the WEW website. For information about joining, please contact : events[@]

For a comprehensive list of Projects shared with ELO, please consult the Projects section on the ELO website here.
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The European Bee Award winners for 2020 have been announced! Click the image to read more.

Soil and Land Management Award

Rewards land use and soil management practices that mitigate soil threats by encouraging new concepts of land and soil protection and their implementation in land management. 

Wildlife Estates Label-Belleurop Award

Each year one Wildlife estate is awarded the Belleuropa Award for having achieved significant environmental results.

European Bee Award

** Since 2014, the Bee Award is committed to find common solutions for the benefit of biodiversity by rewarding projects protecting pollinators.

Please click on the image for more details of the Bee Award including previous winners.

European Tree of the Year

Highlights the significance of trees in the natural and cultural heritage of Europe. The contest is not looking for the most beautiful tree, but for a tree with a story; a tree rooted in the lives and work of the people and the community that surrounds it.

Famigro Award

Granted annually to a young European entrepreneur who is making a special contribution to the rural economy and environment.