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Rural Vision

Rural areas are the fabric of our society and the heartbeat of our economy. They are a core part of our identity and our economic potential. We will cherish and preserve our rural areas and invest in their future.

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission

Action Plan

The action plan includes 30 actions implemented by 14 European commission departments working together in close cooperation. It is organised against the four pillars of the rural vision.

Learn more about the action plan.

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Rural Pact

The Rural pact is a framework for cooperation between national, regional and local governments, civil society organisations, businesses, academics and citizens to act towards the shared goals of the rural vision. It has three objectives:

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Amplifying rural voices and bring them higher on the political agenda

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Structuring and enabling networking, collaboration & mutual learning

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Encouraging and monitoring voluntary commitments to act for the vision

Learn more about the Rural pact.