The Friends of the Countryside Association is an association of more than 700 private owners and entrepreneurs across the 27 countries of the European Union. It allows, among other things, eminent personalities to express themselves in favor of rural private property and its various functions; it also allows the creation of a network of decision makers, entrepreneurs and rural landowners.

This influential network (or “family business network”) aims to defend the role of private property in rural areas at the European level.