3-4 May 2023


Uppsala, Sweden

Rural Pact conference

The long-term vision for the EU’s rural areas was launched in June 2021. Since then, rural pact mobilisation has started in various parts of the Union, to make rural Europe stronger, connected, resilient and prosperous by 2040. What are the experiences so far and what can we learn from each other in order to take the next steps for a revitalised rural Europe?

Some of the topics will be:

  • Best practices and examples on the implementation of the Rural Pact at national level.
  • Local Action Groups as Local Pacts.
  • Young people’s involvement and participation in the Rural Pact.

Meet up with colleagues from different member states, politicians, researchers, and representatives of the EU institutions. The event starts with study visits to rural businesses in Uppsala county on May 3, and continues with an interactive conference on May 4.