FCS General Assembly


Annual Congress
The Annual Congress is a European place to meet, exchange and share experience with other rural landowners and entrepreneurs from Western, Central and Eastern Europe. During this Congress, ELO presents the policy positions promoted to European Union decision makers. Besides, distinguished speakers give an insight to new developments for the rural world. Every year the Congress is hosted by a different country.


National Branches’ activities
Every year, Friends of the Countryside organises specific national activities in European countries and invites its members in the field of promoting actions, publications and increase the European family business network.


Every year, Friends of the Countryside invites its members to a seminar organised by Rothschild. The objective is to develop concepts and perspectives for rural family business management and to provide financial tools and investment processes as rural development solutions.  


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Friends of the Countryside ASBL

67, Rue de Trèves

B-1040 Brussels


Phone: +32 (0)

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About us

Friends of the Countryside represents the custodians of European estates and the traditional industries, patrimony, and heritage in their stewardship.



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