ELO is committed to promoting a sustainable and prosperous countryside and to increasing awareness relating to environmental and agricultural issues. Engaging various stakeholders, ELO develops policy recommendations and programmes of action. ELO organises interdisciplinary meetings gathering together key actors from the rural sector and policy makers at the local, regional, national and European level. Its ability to do all of this assures ELO its unique position among the think tanks in the agricultural, environmental and rural activities’ sectors.
ELO targets its work and actions towards eight major issues of European importance:
1. Agricultural, forestry and rural development;
2. Climate change;
3. Soil, water & air;
4. Carbon farming;
5. Property rights and land access;
6. Renewable energy;
8. Sustainable food systems, innovation.