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How to join Friends of the Countryside

Join a network of over 700 international private landowners, rural managers and entrepreneurs  with members spread from the Rockies & Andes to the Carpathians.

Joing the FCS allows private entrepreneurs to advocate rural private rights and the important function of land management. It also establishes a dialogue between decision-makers, entrepreneurs and rural owners whose aim it is to ensure a countryside that is economically, socially and environmentally sustainable.

Send us an e-mail: [email protected]

Membership includes:

  • An invitation to the General Assembly and Congress that takes place in a different European location every year
  • Invitation to national seminars and events
  • A bimonthly magazine, CountrySide, which keeps you informed of the activities and European initiatives of the ELO
  • The Yearbook of the Friends of the Countryside with contact details of all members.
  • Your footprint in the European scene
  • Increase the effectiveness of the landowners’ lobby action at local, regional, national and European level
  • We welcome your suggestions, expertise and first-hand experience, thus giving more substance to the policy positions of the ELO
  • Become part of the international business network of the ELO thus extending its ramifications to local or regional level
  • Gain access to the top European decision makers where you can make your views known
  • Sustain the ELO in its support of a cultural system that is also yours; a living, thriving rural environment based on sound business
  • Get the opportunity to turn your concern into action!