In this wide-ranging paper Robert Lukesch goes back to the precursors of Leader and looks at each stage of its evolution, highlighting the complex principles behind this approach (“more than the seven features and usual clichés”) and discussing success factors. He takes us to the current CLLD/Leader period and looks at what lies ahead. He debates whether CLLD/Leader has become stale, especially as regards innovation, and talks about the disappointments following mainstreaming, the current bureaucratic efforts at multi-funding and the neglect of CLLD under ERDF and ESF. Nominally, the show goes on post 2020, with a distinct lack of inspiration …
This was the keynote paper of the ELARD conference, LEADER RELOADED, that took place in Evora on 26-28 September 2018. To read the full paper click below.
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