Category: EU institutions

EU CAP Network Focus Group recovery of abandoned agricultural lands

January 24, 2023

Santiago de Compostela, Spain

How to foster new, practical ways for better management of abandoned agricultural land in a sustainable way? Members of the Focus Group will collect and highlight best practices, approaches and methods in the process of reversion of land abandonment, and also they will identify the challenges and opportunities for those dealing with land abandonment.

Focus Group meetings are not open to the public.

The 2022 EU Agricultural Outlook conference

December 8, 2022


The EU Agricultural Outlook conference is the flagship annual event for broad exchanges among stakeholders on market prospects in agriculture. This includes discussion of the political framework and uncertainties surrounding market developments in the next 10 years.

Through interventions from senior representatives from EU bodies and international organisations, panel discussions, and inspiring examples, this future-oriented event gathers farmers, agri-food experts and rural actors to discuss topical issues, in addition to examining medium-term outlook for agricultural markets, income and environment, with a 2032 horizon.

No prior registration is required.

Young people are the future of Protected Areas in Europe. As such, EUROPARC believes that Parks and Protected Areas should make sure that young people have a role in shaping and building this future, today.

The EUROPARC Youth Manifesto, launched in 2018, paved a way with clear visions of a future built together with youth, Protected Areas and local municipalities. Since then, there have been many initiatives to implement these visions on local levels.

In this webinar, EUROPARC wants to showcase three examples where Protected Areas have implemented various projects to increase opportunities for young people to take up active roles in their Protected Areas and local communities. Get inspired, and see how your Protected Area can support and empower youth, to create the green future of tomorrow!

The United Nations designated 2022 as the International Year of Sustainable Mountain Development. Despite the efforts made in promoting the sustainable development of mountain regions and the conservation of mountain ecosystems, poverty, food insecurity, social exclusion, limited access to basic services (drinking water, sanitation, energy), environmental degradation and exposure to natural hazards are still increasing.

The symposium welcomes contributions from the research community in helping to respond to some of these challenges. A potential outcome of the symposium is to consolidate key discussion points and reflections on possible research priorities and/or contributions that the Swiss and international geosciences community would like to propose in support of the goals of the Year and the planned strategy roadmap that will follow.

The Rural Pact conference

June 15, 2022

Brussels, Belgium

The Rural Pact conference will bring together EU, national, and regional politicians along with local authorities, social and economic stakeholders in a participatory event that reflects the rural vision’s ambition and bottom-up character.

It will engage participants in designing the governance of the Rural Pact and gather commitments for the achievement of the long-term vision for the EU’s rural areas. To do so, the conference will:

  • Engage all levels of governance and rural stakeholders in endorsing the goals of the vision;
  • Involve participants in implementing the vision 
  • Increase the visibility of rural areas 

Registration will open soon!

The European Commission Competence Centre on Modelling (CC-MOD) is organising the second biennial EU Conference on modelling for policy support. The event will take place during the week of 22 – 26 November 2021.

The Conference will bring together researchers and policymakers from European and international institutions, Member States, universities, research institutes and consultancies to identify common challenges and solutions when using models to support policymaking across all policy domains.