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, Member of the European Parliament –MEP – and of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
    • Ms. Beata Adamczyk, Policy Officer at Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Comission
    • Mr. Guillaume Cros,Vice-President of Regional Council of Occitanie, Committee of the Regions- CoR
    • Mr. John Bryan, member of European Economic and Social Committee – EESC
    • Chair: Mr. Hannes Lorenzen, president of Agricultural and Rural Convention 2020 (ARC2020).

10:30 – 11:00 / Coffee break

11:00 – 11:15 / 2nd Plenary – The future of European Rural Policy

  • ‘Agenda 2030 and location of Sustainable Development Goals –SDG – in rural areas’Ms. Cristina Gallach Figueres, High Comssionerfor Agenda 2030 in Spain


11:15 – 12:50 / 3rd Plenary – Results, discussions and message

Message from the ERP:

  • Mr. Kim Smedslund, Secretary General Partnership for Rural Europe – PREPARE
  • Mr. Leotrim Germizaj, ERP Steering Group


‘Building the future ERP together’

  • Mr. StaffanNilson– ERCA/ERP
  • Mr. Āris Ādlers– PREPARE
  • Mr. Kristiina Tammets, Vice-President of European LEADER Association for Rural Development – ELARD


  • GoranŠoster, Vice-President of Partnership for Rural Europe– PREPARE
  • Vanessa Halhead– ERCA/ERP


Signing of the Candás Declaration

  • Mr. Belarmino Fernández Fervienza – READER
  • Mr. Staffan Nilsson– ERCA/ERP
  • Mr. Āris Ādlers– PREPARE
  • Mr. Maria João Botelho– ELARD

12:50 – 13:40 / Closing of the 4th ERP


  • Mr. Petri Rinne, Finnish Village Movement Association – SYTY/ERP
  • Mr. Luis Miguel Rebustiello, Manager at Asturian Network of Rural Development – READER


  • Intervention by Mr. Alejandro Calvo Rodríguez, Counselor of Rural Development, Agrolivestock and Fisheries of the Government of the Principality of Asturias


Asturias and Europe anthems. Performance by Bagpipes Band of Candás, led by Mr. Velu Muñiz