PURPLE Input to future CoR Opinion on the Rural Vision

Oct 15, 2021

PURPLE was pleased to be able to take advantage of the chance to submit a contribution to the planned Committee of the Regions own-initiative Opinion on the Long Term Vision for Rural Areas (LTVRA).

The eight-page response was submiited to the relevant CoR administrative team with the promise that it be forwarded to Juan Manuel MORENO BONILLA, President of the Region of Andalusia, in his capacity as rapporteur for the Opinion due to be adopted in December this year.

In a background paper prepared by the NAT Commission secretariat, CoR members and others were invited to respond to a series of 13 questions as well as to points that were raised in discussion at the Commision's virtual meeting on September 27th. Members of the PURPLE Lobby Group looked at this topic based upon a meeting note prepared by the Secretary General and the response was written accordingly.

As well as pointing out the role that PURPLE had itself played in the development of the LTVRA, the paper included an annex highlighting the work done by the H2020 ROBUST project and how its findings with reagrd to rural-urban linkages and synergies need to be integrated into the LTVRA future implementation plans. The paper also set out a number of more general points with direct application to peri-urban interests in the contexts of rural and urban typologies, on strengthening the links between "rural" and "urban" areas, on rural proofing, and on the Rural Pact.

The submitted document is available on the Lobby Group section of the PURPLE website and is also available to any interested party on request: info'purple-eu.org