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Countryside Magazine



The last edition of our CountrySide magazine is out now!











eNatura2000 app

The eNatura2000 app has now gone LIVE at the EUROPARC2020 Conference!  Thank you EUROPARC, Symantra, and all the other partners, and Natura2000 experts who helped make this app possible! Download it now on GooglePlay and the AppStore.

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๐Ÿ“œ You can access our D6.3 report and targeted policy briefs for NGOs, entrepreneurs, local-level policymakers, National and EU-level policymakers and forest owners and managers on our project website. 

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Events & Awards


Our Annual Conference will be held on March 28, 2023 consisting of live presentations, moderated panel discussions and dialogues, interactive interventions and networking opportunities. By registering you have the choice to join us in person in Brussels or join us online.

Registration is now open!
You can use the link below to let us know if you are coming in person or will be watching online.



Created by Mr Karl Grotenfelt in 2013, the Famigro Award aims to reward the best European rural entrepreneurship project of the year.

Entrepreneurial projects contribute to the evolution of our rural countryside, while the respect of the environment and social responsibility is endorsed
by each rural entrepreneur.

The aim of the Famigro Award is to improve the project's success and growth by benefiting from the support of the network of the Friends of the Countryside (FCS) and Young Friends of the Countryside (YFCS), as well as the European Landowners' Organization (ELO).

The prize includes:
- A 5,000€ check and Diploma of Recognition
- Visibility of the project on the written and online channels of FCS, YFCS and ELO.
- An article in the Countryside Magazine (more than 4K readers)
- The opportunity to join the FCS & YFCS General Assembly in Poznan, Poland in June 2023.


The Bruine Kriekpeer is the ‘Belgian Tree of the Year 2022’

With a remarkable 1565 votes, the Bruine Kriekpeer of Klerken won Belgian Baillet Latour Tree of the Year 2022, followed by the Zomereik of Lanaken with 1159 votes and the Moerascipres of Ename with 1118 votes. The story of the Bruine Kriekpeer is closely linked to the village in which it is located, Klerken. This West Flanders village used to host a perelaarommegang where pears were donated to visitors. Today, there is still a legacy of this custom, as there is a street named: perelaarommegang, after the procession of the same name. Some inhabitants of Klerken would like to revive the tradition and recently took the initiative to organize the procession again. The tree will now receive some €2500 for its care and revival, may bear the title "Belgian Tree of the Year" for one year, and will represent Belgium in the European Tree of the Year competition to be organized in 2023.

Copy of de Bruine



PRESS RELEASE: The European Bee Award 2022 winners are ‘Veitshöchheimer Hempmix’ and ‘IT Beekeeping by AmoHive’

Brussels 7th December 2022 – The European Bee Award has been acknowledging innovative, efficient, and scalable projects that protect pollinators in Europe since it was established in 2014 by the European Landowners’ Organization (ELO) and the European Agricultural Machinery Industry Association (CEMA). The ELO and CEMA were delighted to award this year’s prizes last night to the winners...read the press release here



ELO is pleased to announce the publication of the study “Implications of the European Green Deal for agri-food trade with developing countries” by prof. Alan Matthews. The paper examines how European measures taken to implement greater coherence between agriculture, trade and Green Deal policies might impact on developing countries. While looking also at other multilateral, bilateral or unilateral trade policy measures, this study focuses mainly on mirror clauses.

Matthews ELO paper 23 May 2022 page 0001



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Click here to read the study on Small wildlife of fields and meadows in Europe that we produced in association with the François Sommer Foundation, OFB and AGPB

Available in French and English โฌ‡๏ธ

Small wildlife EN CLICK HERE

Small wildlife

 Watch our new REFLOW project video : "The European Training Network on the Phosphorus Recovery for Fertilizers from Dairy Processing Waste"

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What is the InnoForESt project?

Carbon Connects - a project to reduce the carbon footprint of peatlands

European Landowners

Promoting a prosperous and attractive European countryside.

The ELO's national constituent organizations in the enlarged European Union and in the Candidate Countries represent millions of landowners throughout Europe. The ELO seeks to develop European solutions to the challenges which will face European decision-makers in the years to come, supported by its Secretariat in Brussels, is best placed to advise on draft European legislation which affects those who live and work in the countryside.
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