NEWS

Home / News stories

ALDA AT THE EUROPEAN CONGRESS OF RURAL MUNICIPALITIES IN WARSAW, 19/20 OCTOBER 2011



The Association of Local Democracy Agencies participated in the European Congress of Rural Municipalities, which took place in Warsaw on 19-20 October 2011. The congress was organised by the Committee of the Regions (CoR) and the Union of Rural Communes of the Republic of Poland within the framework of the Polish Council presidency. Under the patronage of Polish President Bronisław Komorowski, the event brought together Polish Deputy Prime Minister Waldemar Pawlak, Adam Struzik, Marshal of the Mazovia Region, Mariusz Poznański, President of the Polish Union of Rural Communes, CoR members and over 1.000 representatives of rural municipalities.

In presentations and discussions, speakers stressed the fact that despite their diversity, Europe's rural areas face many common challenges such as high unemployment, lack of basic infrastructure or depopulation. A common strategy for rural development, uniting all EU funds, was an idea put forward by many participants, often stressing the tight links between urban and rural areas and their importance for future development.
To highlight the role of rural regions in EU policymaking, congress participants adopted the ‘Warsaw declaration’. The declaration insists on the importance of taking the needs of rural areas into account and to strike the right balance between rural and urban policies, and calls for stronger links between the rural and urban areas to develop a more integrated territorial approach.
Find the Warsaw Declaration here
Learn more about the Congress on its website.



Condividi su Facebook Condividi su Twitter Condividi su Google+ mail

Subscribe Newsletter:

Subscribe to ALDA monthly newsletter, available in five languages - English, French, Italian, Serbian, and Russian

Office in Strasbourg

Council of Europe
1, avenue de l'Europe 
F-67075 Strasbourg - France

Phone: +33 3 90 21 45 93
Fax: +33 3 90 21 55 17
Email: aldastrasbourg@aldaintranet.org
General contact: alda@aldaintranet.org

Office in Brussels

Rue Belliard 20
Bruxelles 1040
Belgium
Public transportation: Metro, stop "Arts-Loi", lines 1, 2, 5, 6

Phone: +32 (0)2 430 24 08
Email: aldabrussels@aldaintranet.org

Office in Vicenza

Viale Milano 66
36100 Vicenza - Italy

Phone: +39 04 44 54 01 46
Fax: +39 04 44 23 10 43
Mail : aldavicenza@aldaintranet.org

 

 

Office in Skopje

Bld. Partizanski odredi 43B/1-5
1000 Skopje, Macedonia

Phone: +389 (0) 2 6091 060
Mail: aldaskopje@aldaintranet.org

Office in Subotica

Trg Cara Jovana Nenada 15
SRB-24000 Subotica - Serbia 

Phone: +381 24 554 587
Fax: +381 24 554 587