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EU Commissioner Corina Creţu responds to the call to develop a White Paper on Rurality at a conference in Brussels

On Tuesday, 22 September the European Parliament Intergroup on Rural, Mountainous and Remote Areas (RUMRA) held a conference at the Committee of the Regions on territorial cohesion, rural-urban interactions and inclusive growth in the context of regional and cohesion policy and in relation to the Europe 2020 strategy. The event focused on the importance of […]

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Consultation on ‘Energy & climate change in rural, mountainous & remote areas ’

RUMRA is seeking feedback from stakeholders on current energy situation in rural, mountainous and remote (R.M.R) areas in Europe, as well as potential solutions to the existing challenges. This consultation paper is designed to identify measures and solutions for creating a comprehensive energy policy that could generate a positive impact on rural energy consumers. The […]

An Interview With Mercedes Bresso MEP, Chair of RUMRA

In an interview with FREE, Ms Bresso spoke about the successes and prioritiser of the European Parliament as the end of its first year approaches, her hopes for the RUMRA Intergroup and the challenges facing rural areas. She also discusses specifically the role rural areas have to play in the decarbonisation of Europe.

Q: The European […]

Guiding principles of RUMRA Intergroup

In April 2015, RUMRA Board approved its guiding principles. Check what RUMRA is about and how RUMRA sees the future of rural, mountainous and remote areas.

Inclusive growth, territorial cohesion and integrated development is key for rural, mountainous and remote areas.

RUMRA commits to work for an explicit recognition of rural territories, with their diversity, as […]

Message from Mercedes Bresso MEP, Chair of RUMRA

Rural, mountainous and remote areas are home to 300 million people in the European Union: 59% of its population (24% in rural and 35% in intermediate areas). Those areas provide food, raw materials, jobs and a wide range of environmental goods and services, such as cultural and recreational landscapes, biodiversity, water, energy and soils. Yet […]

Official Launch of the Rural, Mountainous and remote Areas Intergroup takes place in Strasbourg, France

On the 12 March 2015, MEPs and partner organisations are to officially launch the RUMRA Intergroup. While activities have been ongoing since the intergroup received official confirmation, this was the first opportunity for the intergroup to lay out its interests and objectives to the public, and in this case, to policymakers.

Rural, mountainous and remote areas […]

Meet the Chair of the new Intergroup on Rural, Mountainous and Remote Areas

Born on the 12 of July 1944 in Sanremo, Italy.

She has been Professor of Economics at the Turin Polytechnic University and she has also lectured in Pavia, Udine and at the University of Turin. Expert in environmental economy, she is also author of various books and essays. She is Gran Officer of the Italian Republic.

She […]

Vice-Chairs of the Rural, Mountainous and Remote Areas Intergroup elected

During the first working meeting of the intergroup in January 2015, several Members of the European Parliament have been elected as Vice-Chairs. In addition, the newly selected Board has decided to create six sub-groups as part of the Intergroup:

Resource and financing for rural integrated development.
This sub-group will be chaired by Eric Andrieu, MEP and managed […]

Rural Communities have a new voice in the European Parliament

We are pleased to announce that the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), having worked with Rurality-Environment-Development, Euromontana and the FREE initiative to form a formal parliamentary intergroup on Rural, Mountainous and Remote Areas (RUMRA). The intergroup for Rural, Mountainous and Remote areas will be chaired by Mercedes Bresso, MEP, a former President of the […]