Local Authorities Making Farmland Work for the Public Good


Workshop that will take place in Brussels next 23 of March, on behalf of Horizon 2020 Ruralization project.

The ten year-old Access to Land network brings together some fifteen organisations working for access to land for agroecology in Europe. Through European projects, the network promotes the exchange of practices between these organisations and carries out advocacy work to put land on the agenda at the EU level. Organisations that constitute the network include landowning cooperatives and foundations, farmers’ groups, environmental organisations, and think tanks.

The March seminar will bring together about 60 participants. This is the first Access to Land event dedicated to local governments. We are inviting cities such as Lyon, Nantes, Hanover, Grenoble, Glasgow, Ghent, Leuven, Brussels, Namur, Charleroi, Mataro (not all confirmed) but also smaller municipalities from France, Spain, Belgium, Romania, Germany, the UK, and possibly other countries.

In line with the production of the European Access to Land guide for local authorities (to be published at the end of February) and developed within the RURALIZATION project, which brings together case studies from these countries, this seminar will be an opportunity to share experiences between practitioners and to draw inspiration from what is being done beyond our borders.

The programme is still under construction, but you can find an early version of it here, as well as the registration link for interested parties.