What is RISE?


©RISE is a public utility foundation that aims to promote a sustainable, profitable and internationally competitive rural economy across Europe and to preserve the European countryside, its environment and biodiversity, cultural heritage and traditions.  RISE works through supporting innovative pilot projects, think tank work on rural and environmental issues, and by providing a platform for debate on key issues that affect rural communities.


Latest Speeches

Franz Fischler Opening Remarks, 7th FFA

Franz Fischler, Chairman of RISE and the 7th Forum for the Future of Agriculture, opened the 2014 Brussels conference wh ...

Intégrer l’environnement dans l’économie: un enjeu européen

Corrado Pirzio-Biroli, RISE CEO, speaking at the 2013 SIMA International Agri-business show in Paris on the impending ...

Latest Articles

Agro-fuels and the sustainability dilemma

Corrado Pirzio-Biroli discusses the fine balance between land as used for nature management, food production and fuel ...

Rural Market Failures Call for Public Goods Support,

Corrado Pirzio-Biroli assesses the need for public financing for public goods in an article published by European Voi ...

Sister associations       

     RISE cooperates closely with its founding
     organisations, the European Landowners'
     Organization and Friends of  the Countryside.      





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