Strong underlying values and connections to academic institutions support LEADER/CLLD in Croatia, where the LEADER network is convinced that the LEADER/CLLD approach is of significant relevance at all levels of rural development.
Projects & Practice
In Slovenia, LEADER is implemented as part of a joint Community-Led Local Development (CLLD) approach that operates as a multi-funding system, combining EAFRD, EMFF and ERDF funding. The multi-funding approach is facilitated by a CLLD Coordination Committee.
As the environmental measures under the RDP in 2007-2013 were not taken up well by the farming community, LEADER was used to promote biodiversity projects across the Åland Islands (Finland) in the programming period 2014-2020.
A case study on NRN support to designing LEADER.
Helping elderly people to maintain their independence and remain in their own homes.
Spain’s national rural network (REDR) have used a participative process to inform LEADER design for the 2021-2027 programme.
A case study about animation, networking and cooperation in LEADER.
The Local Action Group (LAG) Kostenets 2010 in Bulgaria has designed its development strategy with a strong focus on local needs. The use of the multi-fund approach allows them to meet specific local needs effectively.
This case study looks at social innovation, funding and resources in LEADER.
This case study illustrates how LEADER can respond to local development needs.