This LDnet initiative aims to present in a systematic and succinct way how local development is implemented in different EU member states, as explained in the introduction CLLD in Europe: An initiative of LDnet. We have now published 22 CLLD country profiles for Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Italy, […]
Community-led Local Development (CLLD) was introduced in the 2014-20 programme period and is based on the well-established LEADER tool. While LEADER is distinctly rural, co-funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), CLLD allows Member States to make use of up to four different ESI Funds: EAFRD, the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund […]
How does the average ESI funding per Local Action Group (LAG) compare by Member State? This analysis is part of the CLLD in Europe initiative of LDnet, comprising CLLD country profiles and horizontal analyses (see here). We have seen that the EAFRD is the dominant ESI Fund in most EU Member States (see here), but also that […]
What share of ESI funding did Member States dedicate to CLLD in 2014-20 and how does this differ by Fund? This analysis is part of the CLLD in Europe initiative of LDnet, comprising CLLD country profiles and horizontal analyses (see here). CLLD continues to be dominated by the EAFRD, which contributes three quarters of the […]
The 2014-20 programme period introduced the option for Member States to support Local Action Groups (LAGs) from more than just EAFRD or EMFF, allowing to also use the Structural Funds ERDF and ESF. Yet, only 16 Member States decided to make the use of Structural Funds for CLLD possible. For more detail please see the […]
Local development has different faces across the EU. Probably its most structured form is “Community-Led Local Development” (CLLD). It was implemented initially as the LEADER approach (developed within EU rural development funding since 1991), and the last decade it can be funded also from other EU Funds: maritime and fisheries, social and regional. Designed for […]
At the LEADER/CLLD 2019 Conference, organised by ELARD and the Portuguese LEADER network Minha Terra, Loris Servillo and Stefan Kah presented a thorough study on the implementation of multifund-CLLD across EU member states and regions. The revised version of the report (January 2020) is available here.