Adapted from the Rural Pact Support Office’s news
The inaugural edition of the Rural Vision Magazine has just been published. This first edition provides stories and information to inspire and drive progress in implementing the EU’s Rural Vision. This Magazine was produced by the Rural Pact Support Office with the collaboration of members of the Rural Pact community.
Advancing the Rural Vision: stocktaking from 2023
This year has marked a bountiful ‘harvest’ year for the EU’s Long-term Vision for Rural Areas within. Numerous actions have been set in motion to translate this vision into reality. The seeds sown in June 2021 through the publication of the EU’s rural vision and the rural action plan, further nurtured with the launch of the Rural Pact in December, the first Rural Pact conference in June 2022, the opening of our Rural Pact Support Office (RPSO) and the creation of the Rural Pact Coordination Group in 2023, are now starting to yield tangible results.
What can you find there?
The Rural Vision Magazine reflects the progress made in 2023 towards the rural vision placing a special emphasis on the pivotal role that Member States can play in its implementation. The High-Level Rural Policy Forum held in Sigüenza (Spain) was a significant milestone, supporting the conclusions of the Council of the EU on the long-term vision for rural areas adopted in November 2023.
At EU level, the Magazine emphasises the actions put forward to strengthen the Rural Pact community – which counts than 2 150 formal members – and its indispensable role in achieving the vision. In this regard, the Rural Pact Coordination Group established this year by the European Commission, reinforcing the multi-level and multi-actor nature of the pact. Also, we shed light on the added value brought to you by the Rural Pact community platform launched in June, an online collaborative tool where you can find all the latest information about the Rural Pact as well as information and resources useful for the revitalisation of rural communities facing population loss and economic decline.