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
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.
Spain’s national rural network (REDR) have used a participative process to inform LEADER design for the 2021-2027 programme.
This case study illustrates how LEADER can respond to local development needs.
The ‘Climate and Energy Region’ is an integrated awareness raising campaign on climate change, addressed to children, young people, adults, businesses and communities.
A transnational cooperation project to promote DIY solutions for renewable energy production in rural communities.
Piloting a tool that helps assess the impact potential and necessary points of improvement of LEADER projects, already during the project’s application phase.
An association used RDP support to turn the ‘disadvantages’ of long periods of cold and darkness in northern Sweden, into a unique selling point for tourism.
A female entrepreneur set up a company to produce high quality fashion products made of natural material.