The Sub-group on LEADER and Community-Led Local Development (CLLD) is one of the two permanent formations of the European Rural Networks' Assembly, along with the Sub-group on 'Innovation for agricultural productivity and sustainability'.

The main objective of the Sub-group is to contribute to improving the quality of LEADER/CLLD implementation under the Rural Development Programmes (RDPs). Specifically, the Sub-group:

  • monitors and analyses the implementation of the LEADER Measure and Transnational Cooperation (TNC) projects;
  • identifies common issues and good transferable practices on LEADER implementation and multi-funded CLLD strategies;
  • stimulates peer learning and capacity building of LEADER/CLLD actors.

The Sub-group brings together 96 stakeholder representatives, including Managing Authorities (28); National Rural Networks (28); Local Action Groups (28); European organisations (12).

Meetings and documents

Background documents

EU NGOs and Regional/local authority members of the CLLD/LEADER Sub-group