Publications
February 2024
Publication
This manifesto outlines our priorities ahead of the European elections, urging policymakers to recognize the central role of landowners in shaping a prosperous and harmonious future for Europe. “We are living in challenging times, where int...
February 2024
Press Release
Brussels, February 8, 2024 — The announcement by President Ursula von der Leyen on the withdrawal of the Proposal for a Regulation on the Sustainable Use of Plant Protection Products (SUR) marks a significant turning point in European agricultural...
January 2024
Publication
The changes made to the commission’s “EU Gigabit Infrastructure Act” initial proposal, which aims to bring down the cost of building telecom networks, are leading to concerns that these modifications may replicate the issues encoun...
December 2023
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Authors: Guillaume Sainteny (CS FRB), Louise Dupuis (FRB) Taxation of agricultural land wields considerable influence, not only on the intrinsic value of the land but also on agricultural practices, land use, urban planning, and environmental po...
November 2023
Position Paper
The Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28) meets in December against the least promising backdrop for many years, both politically (Ukraine, tensions between US and China, and a widespread feelingthat the host...
November 2023
Press Release
With a ceremony held at the European Parliament and hosted by MEP Franc Bogovič, the award recognized a scalable model for pollinators’ habitat restoration and recreation, and a novel peptide bioinsecticide. Brussels, 29th November 2023 – Th...
November 2023
Press Release
Brussels, November 22, 2023 — Today, the European Commission published its regulation establishing a “Forest Monitoring Law”. ELO welcomes the general principle of increasing the resilience of European forests, particularly in the face...
October 2023
Position Paper
ELO welcomes the European Commission’s proposal for a Directive on Soil Monitoring and Resilience (Soil Monitoring Law). We particularly appreciate that it is a directive that focuses on monitoring, thus recognizing the diversity, complexity, ...
October 2023
Position Paper
ELO has been supporting the establishment of a Carbon Removal Certification Framework (CRCF) even before the proposal emerged, as it has the potential to become the most well-established European scheme of Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES). The p...
July 2023
Position Paper
The European Landowners’ Organization (ELO) welcomes the publication of the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council on plants obtained by certain new genomic techniques and their food and feed, and amending Directi...
July 2023
Position Paper
Brussels, July 5, 2023 — The European Landowners’ Organization (ELO) welcomes the commission’s proposal on the new soil monitoring and resilience directive and the recognition of European soils’ diversity, complexity and mystery, particu...
July 2023
Press Release
Brussels, July 5, 2023 — The European Landowners’ Organization (ELO) acknowledges the Commission’s “Food and Biodiversity Package”, which is an improvement from the previous package that included both the Nature Restoration Law and th...
June 2023
Position Paper
Ecosystems are the “lungs” and backbone of our rural territories and landowners are custodians of this rich environment. The European Landowners’ Organization supports the European Commission’s aspiration to improve the health and resilience...
June 2023
Press Release
Brussels, June 6, 2023 — The European Landowners’ Organization (ELO) recently held its General Assembly in Madrid on June 1, marking a significant moment for reflection, exchange, and celebration of the organization’s accomplishments over ...
May 2023
Position Paper
The European agri-food chain is characterized by its strong interlinkages amongst all partners in the chain, its complexity, its resilience in a continued period of uncertainties, and its common goal to continue striving for a high level of food saf...
March 2023
Publication
Women are key contributors to the improvement of various issues in the areas of farming, agriculture, foresters and the environment. Yet their contribution and relevance of it is often overlooked.Recent data from Eurostat 2016 suggests that,...
February 2023
Position Paper
Climate change is impacting the European ecosystems to a degree we still not fully understand but important decisions have to be made today. We are aware that, in face of the multiple crises, there is the temptation to prioritize short-term gains at...
January 2023
Publication
EURAF and ELO have collated the selection of Landscape Features made by Member States in their Strategic Plans for 2023-2027.  All MS except FI and SE implement at least one of the options for hedges, trees in groups, trees in line, iso...
January 2023
Publication
Climate change is one of the challenges facing the arable farmer in Europe – and an important one. There is also political and social pressure to reduce mineral fertilisers and synthetic pesticides, reduce nitrogen emissions, create space ...
December 2022
Press Release
BRUSSELS, 7 DECEMBER 2022 The European Bee Award has been acknowledging innovative, efficient, and scalable projects that protect pollinators in Europe since it was established in 2014 by the European Landowners’ Organization (ELO) and the Euro...
October 2022
Position Paper
The European Landowners’ Organization (ELO) welcomes the publication of the public consultation on the Sustainable Food System legislative framework. It is important for landowners, farmers, producers and consumers alike to have a sustainable food...
June 2022
Position Paper
The EU Nature Restoration Law presented today builds on the birds and habitats directives by adding time bound targets and requiring restoration actions across the territory of the Member States, including outside Natura 2000. Ecosystems are the...
June 2022
Position Paper
The European Landowners’ Organization (ELO) acknowledges that the proposal for the Regulation on Sustainable Use of Plant Protection Products (PPPs) the Commission published today was a needed landmark in adapting chemical substance use to cur...
January 2022
Publication
Successful transitions to agroecology require shared understanding of the sustainability implications of transitions for food systems. To gain such understanding, a transdisciplinary approach is increasingly called for by funders, end users ...
January 2022
Publication
The European Green Deal has as one of its objectives to build a more sustainable and healthier food system. Implementing the necessary measures to achieve this objective will have a significant impact on the competitiveness of EU producers a...
December 2021
Press Release
BRUSSELS, 8 DECEMBER 2021 The European Bee Award has been committed to acknowledging, supporting and incentivising, innovative and scalable projects that ensure the protection and prosperity of pollinators in Europe. This award was established in...
January 2021
Publication
Thierry de l’Escaille: It is my pleasure to thank the authors of this study, which is made in the framework of the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy and other major strategies such as the «Green Pact for Europe» to fight again...
January 2021
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The workshop on ‘Water in the Circular Economy policy development‘ is a joint event of Water Europe (WE), EASME and NextGen organised in the frame of Water Knowledge Europe 2021 (WKE2021), side event Water Projects Europe (WPE2021). The ...
December 2020
For years, the European Bee Award has been promoting bees and pollinators’ wellbeing, essential to preserve and restore biodiversity in farming environments in Europe. The prize was established by the European Landowners’ Organization (ELO) and ...
January 2020
Publication
The ecosystem services framework has become one of the most important paradigms in forest planning and management as a way to link the multiple provisioning, regulating, and cultural services derived from ecosystems and their benefits to human w...
January 2020
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The EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030: Bringing nature back into our lives includes as one of its flagship targets to plant “at least billion additional trees in the EU by 2030, in full respect of ecological principles”. It is announced th...
January 2020
Publication
Since 1989, a period of change unprecedented in eastern Europe since 1945 has combined with globalisation (to which the communist bloc had in large measure been the major obstacle) and a major shift in the economies of scale in farming. Not ...
December 2019
Press Release
BRUSSELS, 11 DECEMBER 2019 With the aim of acknowledging innovative, efficient and scalable projects that protect pollinators in Europe, the European Bee Award, established by the European Landowners’ Organization (ELO) and the European Agricul...
January 2019
Publication
Recently the European Landowners’ Organization has been confronted with an increasing number of complaints on wolf conflicts in the majority of European countries where the wolf is present. Furthermore, outside ELO’s membership we hear an in...
January 2019
Publication
Heritage Houses for Europe is the first Pan-European Study on family-owned heritage houses. It is assessing their added value for Europe as well as identifying innovative business models. This Executive Summary outlines the results of this ke...
December 2018
Press Release
BRUSSELS, 5 DECEMBER 2018 The European Bee Award was established by the European Landowners’ Organization (ELO) and the European Agricultural Machinery Industry Association (CEMA) in 2014, to acknowledge innovative & practical ideas to prot...
December 2017
Press Release
BRUSSELS, 6 DECEMBER 2017 To acknowledge innovative & practical ideas to protect pollinators in European farming, the European Bee Award, established by the European Landowners’ Organization (ELO) and the European Agricultural Machinery Ind...
December 2016
Press Release
BRUSSELS, 7 DECEMBER 2016 Designed to distinguish innovative & practical ideas to protect pollinators in European farming, the European Bee Award, established by the European Landowners’ Organization (ELO) and the European Agricultural Mach...
December 2015
Press Release
BRUSSELS, 10 DECEMBER 2015 Pollinators took center stage in Brussels last night at the 2015 European Bee Award. With pollination a vital component of the entire European countryside, the Bee award is given out to those farmers and land managers w...
December 2014
Press Release
BRUSSELS, 9 DECEMBER 2014 The Bavarian Farmers’ Association is the winner of the 1st European Bee Award established by the European Landowners’ Organization (ELO) and the European Agricultural Machinery Association (CEMA) to acknowledge bee-f...