This European seminar built on experiences and lessons from putting in practice Community-led Local Development (CLLD) as supported under Rural Development (EAFRD), Fisheries (EMFF), Regional Development (ERDF) and Social (ESF) Funds.
The event discussed how CLLD is applied in rural and coastal areas, how it can be used to promote inclusion, as well as its new urban and social dimensions. It specifically focused on how to better use European programmes and funds in supporting local capacity building and bottom-up local initiatives.
The seminar involved for CLLD actors from local, regional, national and EU levels, as well as relevant NGOs. It provided opportunities for peer learning, discussion and exchange among Local Action Groups, CLLD networks, experts, Managing Authorities and European Commission services.
This was the third in a series of CLLD seminars organised jointly by the four EU Commission Directorates-General managing the European Structural and Investment Funds, following one in Båstad, Sweden (December 2016) and one in Edinburgh, UK (December, 2015).
- CLLD in the EU - A stock-taking of CLLD implementation, Loris Servillo
- Hungarian approach to Urban CLLD, Norbert Bodor, Ministry for National Economy, Hungary
- Hungarian approach to Rural CLLD/LEADER, Klaudia Zsan-Klucso, Prime Minister’s Office, Hungary
- Arrabona EGTC – Gyor Urban CLLD, Peter Sarkany
- CLLD in Cornwall – Supporting young people in fishing communities, Chris Ranford
- Experiences from rural LAGs – CLLD approach in Austria, Melanie Steinbacher
- CLLD and the future, Peter Ramsden, URBACT Programme expert