The proposals of the European Commission regarding Community-led Local Development (CLLD) and Leader were published before the Summer. In the following note Urszula Budzich-Tabor distils the main proposals and offers a comparison with the 2014-2020 period.
However, not everything is 100% settled and, as Jean-Pierre Vercruysse has commented, there are some proposals in the draft Common Provisions Regulation which raise issues of interpretation and create potential uncertainties.
These specific issues should, of course, be seen in a broader context. We have already published some general reflections on “the future of local development in the EU” and particularly on CLLD/LEADER and would welcome further contributions.