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International association set up in 1980, Rurality-Environment-Development (R.E.D.) develops, through its network of members and partners in Europe, continuous exchanges on the rural policies and their implementation, with the double finality of a better ground efficiency and of a reinforced dialogue with the European institutions.

An associative function
R.E.D. animates a European rural development network and promotes a participatory approach of development integrating, in a specified area, the economic, social, cultural and environmental concepts into a territorial project.
R.E.D. coordinates European platforms like the European Countryside Movement and gives support to members activities at international level.
R.E.D. animates the website www.ruraleurope.org, and publishes the newsletter Eurobrèves and thematic dossiers.

An operational function, with the support of the Interregional Workshops (ATEAR)
As European network, R.E.D. organizes regular international conferences or exhibitions and cooperates in researches on the different sides of rural development. : country planning, landscape, territorial development in its economic, social, cultural and environmental components, European rural policy,
These activities generally fit in evolutionary concepts, as the Cultural Route of the Council of Europe "Architecture without borders " which gathers multiform actions devoted to the rural habitat :  dossiers, meetings, exhibitions, contests of architecture.

Member of the Advisory Group « Rural development » of the European Union
Since 1999, R.E.D. is member of the Advisory Group « Rural Development » of the European Commission, body set up by the European Commission for improving dialog with European rural associations. R.E.D. has been elected to the vice-presidency from 1999 to 2009, and to the presidency from 2009 to 2011.

Member of the Liaison Group between the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and  the European Civil Society
R.E.D. represents the rural development sector in this Liaison Group aiming at a stronger co-operation  between the EESC and civil society.

Participative status with the Council of Europe
R.E.D. is enjoying participative status with the Council of Europe since 1986 and has established strong relations with the Council of Europe on the rural and cultural issues. By setting up in 1991 the 1st international NGOs Grouping on rural affairs, R.E.D. is at the root of the present structuring of the INGOs Conference in Committees.
R.E.D. is also enjoying the status of observer with the European Conference of Ministers responsible for Regional Planning (CEMAT)