First Balkan Rural Parliament

First Balkan Rural Parliament, 26 to 28 June 2018, was organised as part of the project “ALTER – Active Local Territories for Economic development of Rural Areas”, funded by the European Union.   Taking part were over 60 representatives of rural development stakeholders and interest groups from the Balkan countries and Turkey, including civil society organisations and CSO networks, local and central authorities, young people, the donor community, and media representatives.

Representatives of the civil, public, and business sectors in the rural areas of the Western Balkan countries and Turkey, have adopted Declaration as a statement of the aspirations, commitments and demands of rural people in those countries.