Community-Led Local Development (CLLD) can be applied in four European Structural and Investment Funds: the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the European Social Fund (ESF), the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF). However, only in the EAFRD the use of CLLD – under the LEADER measure – is mandatory.
At the time of writing some of the programmes under these Funds are still pending approval, so it is too early for a complete overview of the use of CLLD by different Member States (MS). However, some information has been collected by the Contact Point of the European Network for Rural Development (ENRD) mainly from the screening of Partnership Agreements and responses received from Managing Authorities and National Rural Networks.
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