30 years ago, the EU adopted a new approach for community-led rural development: the LEADER method, focused on the participation of the local population and public-private partnerships for integrated local development.
To mark the occasion the Commission has made available a banner which Managing Authorities, NRNS, LAGS and other stakeholders are invited to use on LEADER related products during 2021 - more details and downloadable version here.
The ENRD website hosts a wealth of LEADER Resources, including guidance, projects examples, videos and news from the field. A special edition of the EU Rural Review looked at 'LEADER Achievements' and is now available in eight languages.
What did LEADER mean to you? What impact did it have on your rural areas? Share your LEADER story!