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- Save the date ! 2nd European Herb Gathering, will be organised on 27-29 April 2018, in Romania. Further information on http://www.forum-synergies.eu/article415.html
- 3rd European Rural Parliament: call for a new European fund for community led local development. The ERP 2017 took place a few days ago (October 18th-22th) in Venhorst (The Netherlands). ERP2017 brought to a climax the activities from national and European partners as well as from work on key themes identified in ERP2015. One of the proposals that came out has been a call for a new European fund for community led local development. (see Venhorst declaration and ERP Manifesto)
- Videos of the ERSG 2017 and participants interviews are on-line. Proceedings are also available.
Local authorities supporting access to land for farmers: stories from Europe. This booklet has been written by members off the European Access to Land network, as part of a European partnership focused on promoting access to land for agroecological farmers.
We present it in ur resource center: http://forum-synergies.eu/bdf_fiche-document-68_en.html
- Future of CAP : a synthesis on the outputs of 2 EU events (council and stakeholders meeting) that took place in June-July is available on ARC2020 : http://www.arc2020.eu/july-cap-briefing/
- A snapshot on the ERSG17 field trips in Greece, on nine places we visited, in the agricultural, economic and social spheres. These showcased some of the rural development initiatives in the Karditsa region – and how they are connected via an ecosystem of collaboration. Read full article article by Oliver Moore.
- Impressions on rural Greece and ERSG 2017: Oliver Moore from ARC2020 participated in the ERSG 2017 organised by Forum Synergies, Anka, Illiosporoi, Euracademy and Peliti: read his article to know more on the Greek reality we discovered, on the meeting activities and on the topics related to European and rural issues raised and discussed by the participants.
- Transylvanian Herb Garden shows how the work related to the collection, processing and using herbs can contribute to sustainable rural development. Monika Pakot from Civitas Foundation shares the outputs of this initiative aiming at the "Social integration of disadvantaged people in rural areas through sustainable collection and processing of medicinal and aromatic plants". Read the experience