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Down to Earth featured in webinar organised by EU Rural Pact

By Project Down to Earth
Webinar EU Rural Pact

On 20th March 2024, Jorge Blanco from Down to Earth Lead Partner, the Galician Rural Development Agency, took part to the Good Practice Webinar organised by the EU Rural Pact!

Down to Earth was one of several projects that had the chance to present their activities and results to an audience of around 100 participants.

We presented the work conducted in our first year of activity, which culminated with the publication of six Regional Reports and our first Thematic Report on the topic of Environmental risks related with depopulation and ageing population in rural areas.

Jorge also focused his presentation on the Galician Law for the recovery of agricultural land, a perfect example of policy instrument that encourages the recovery and revitalization of small rural areas, through the productive reactivation of abandoned land.

Watch the replay!

More information about the webinar on the event page.

The seminar was organised by the Rural Pact Support Office, which is responsible for coordinating and implementing networking activities, promoting good practices that can inspire actions in rural areas.

Read the Press Release from the Xunta de Galicia: 
https://mediorural.xunta.gal/es/recursos/noticias/noticia?id=nova_000410.html&time=03202024060315 (ES)

About the EU Rural Pact and the EU Long-term vision for EU rural area

In 2021, the European Commission launched the Rural Pact, as part of its Long-Term Vision for EU’s rural areas. The Rural Pact provides a framework for cooperation between public authorities, civil society, businesses, academia and citizens, at the European, national, regional and local level. The Rural Pact contributes to achieving the shared goals of the Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas by facilitating interaction on rural matters. It aims at fostering mutual inspiration between all levels of governance and mobilise public authorities and stakeholders to act on the needs and aspirations of rural residents.

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