The Access to land network organises a three-day event in June combining two days of learning with practitioners to share and enrich field-based experience, and a public conference to draw lessons and engage with other stakeholders, Access to land in Europe : learning from the field

  • 19-20 June – Study Days for practitioners _ in Chant d’Oiseau Training Centre, Avenue des Franciscains 3A, Brussels
  • 21 June (9:00-13:00) – Public conference _ in L42, Rue de la Loi 42, Brussels

«Europeans need farmers to produce good food, feed our communities, foster rural development and take good care of our environment. But growing evidence from farmers, rural development organisations and experts shows that access to land is a significant obstacle for farmers in Europe, as well as being the primary obstacle to entering farming.

Meanwhile, social innovations are emerging throughout Europe to support farmers in securing land to enter farming or to consolidate their farm businesses. Over the past few years, organisations – coming together in the Access to land network – have mapped good practices and explored core issues related to access to land. These issues include how to open up land for new entrants, the role of local authorities, and available legal tools for land tenure and stewardship.

For two days, on 19-20 June, practitioners from across Europe will meet to share experience and analyses about issues and practical solutions to improve access to land for agroecological farmers.

In complement, on 21 June, a public conference will focus on drawing lessons and discussing policy levers with other civil society organisations, experts and policy-makers».

Please find the program here: www.accesstoland.eu/-Conference-

Register here before 22 May 2017: www.accesstoland.eu/Registration

Members of the Access to land partnership: AIAB Lazio, Eco Ruralis, Real Farming Trust, Regionalwert AG, Rurbans, Soil Association, Terre de liens, Terre-en-vue, Xarxa de custodia del territori