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Empowering Rural Europe: A Vision for 2040


The European Commission has laid out a strategic blueprint aimed at revitalizing Europe’s rural areas by 2040. Central to this vision are the initiatives encapsulated in the EU Rural Action Plan and the Rural Pact, designed to foster stronger, connected, resilient, and prosperous rural communities.

The plan outlines 30 actions coordinated across 14 Commission departments, promoting a collaborative approach to rural development. Key pillars include enhancing economic opportunities, improving connectivity, ensuring sustainability, and bolstering community resilience.

Stakeholders, including governments, civil society, and businesses, are invited to join the Rural Pact, committing to shared goals and actively participating in shaping rural futures. This partnership aims to elevate rural voices, facilitate networking, and monitor progress towards achieving these objectives.

For more detailed insights and ongoing updates, visit Rural Vision.