The European Landowners' Organization (ELO) is a unique federation of national associations from EU Member States and beyond, dedicated to representing the interests of landowners, land managers, and rural entrepreneurs both in Europe and beyond.
ELO fosters knowledge exchange and collaboration
The immediate and future impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss create short and long-term challenges to rural life and all the businesses reliant upon it. Therefore, ELO, in collaboration with its members and partners is dedicated to a sustainable approach to private land conservation, firmly anchored in the three pillars of sustainability: environmental, social, and economic.
Our array of events includes workshops, conferences, webinars, dinners, and field visits, catering to gatherings ranging from 20 to 1,500 attendees. Our reach spans local, national, European, and international levels.
ELO advocates to support sustainable practices
Through the organization of interdisciplinary meetings, ELO facilitates the convergence of key stakeholders, enabling them to share insights and perspectives. By engaging with policymakers at different events on the local, regional, national and European level, ELO plays a role in shaping inclusive legislation that supports private landowners and encourages sustainable land use.
Beyond policy advocacy, ELO drives incentives and reward mechanisms for landowners and farmers engaging in nature-friendly activities through countless projects and initiatives.
ELO serves as a unified voice for landowners and farmers
Within Europe and beyond, ELO has a unique position across the rural, agricultural and environmental sectors with its ability to engage in policy, compile scientific literature, and launch projects to support rural life.
For nearly 26 years, our CountrySide magazine has been the voice of land managers and rural entrepreneurs, fostering discussion and sharing best practices.