Young people designing their own future in Europe’s rural environment

Young Europeans made their needs and interests clear during the second European Rural Youth Parliament (ERYP) in Candás between 4 and 6 November, and that is that they have their own voice, they want to be heard and nobody speaks for them. They have identified their demands very well and thus want to transfer it…

Floral craftsmanship by the hand of Interflora for Parliaments

Fernando Orrio and Elena González have been the flower artisans of Candás in charge of the floral decoration of the second European Rural Youth Parliament and the fourth European Rural Parliament. The floral design or floral art is the art of taking floral and non-floral materials such as flowers, plants and other accessories with special…

Live Second and Third Plenary

Saturday 9 November – ‘Giving rural people voice’ 9:00 – 10:30 / 2nd Plenary – The future of European Rural Policy ‘Environment, the best guarantee for the future of rural territories’. Mr. Hugo Morán Fernández, Secretary of State for the Environment. Ministry for the Ecological Transition of the Government of Spain Panel ‘The future of European Rural Policy’: Mr. Jonás Fernández Álvarez,…

First Plenary of the ERP in streaming

Welcome and introductions The ERP Co-Iniating Partners:  Mr. Staffan Nilsson, President of European Rural Community Alliance – ERCA and ERP Steering Group Mr. Āris Ādlers, President of Partnership for Rural Europe – PREPARE Mr. Maria JoãoBotelho, President of European LEADER Association for Rural Development – ELARD Opening speech: Mr. Adrián Barbón Rodríguez, President of the Government of…

ERYP puts an end to it by giving rise to “Europe’s real rural agenda”

Three days of intense work have just put an end to the European Rural Youth Parliament (ERYP) where 70 young people from 15 European countries have highlighted the main needs they detect from their experience in order to stay in rural areas creating business opportunities and life options. Five issues have been identified by the…

The voice of Europe’s youth resounds in Candás

The Youth Parliament (ERYP) starts with the reception in the Asturian Parliament of the coordinators of the ERYP and the European Rural Parliament (ERP), Artis Krists Mednis and Vanessa Halhead, the mayor of Carreño, Amelia Fernández López, and the president of the Asturian Network of Rural Development (READER), Belarmino Fernández Fervienza. After this meeting, the…

Thursday, November 7

Thursday, November 7 Ms. Amelia Fernández López, Mayoress of Carreño A native of El Valle, one of the council’s twelve rural parishes, Amelia Fernández López is the first woman to hold the post of mayor in Carreño since the Democratic Transition and is the president of the Rural Development Group Association for the Integrated Development…

Friday, November 8

1st Plenary – ‘Opening and introduction to the 4th ERP’ Mr. Staffan Nilsson, President of European Rural Community Alliance – ERCA – and Member of ERP Steering Group Steffan Nilsson is the President of European Rural Community Alliance, ERCA. ERCA have seats in the EU Commission network and dialogue groups for rural development. Staffan is…