A set of technical and practical questions and answers on planning and implementing LEADER Transnational and Inter-territorial Cooperation activities. This includes general questions, activities outside the Local Action Group (LAG) area and reference to third countries.
This is a practical guidance for LEADER/CLLD actors on the role of Local Development Strategies in implementing the LEADER/CLLD approach. This includes guidance on participative approaches to their development, an overview of recommended content and action planning.
"News and updates" include ENRD and NRN work to ‘Unlock the potential of the RDPs’, the European Fund for Strategic Investments and the new EU Circular Economy action plan.
The "Rural issues, Rural perspectives" section features stakeholder voices on topics ranging from the new global agreement on climate change to creative rural regeneration and from rural entrepreneurship to Roma inclusion.
This edition also features "A focus on… LEADER Cooperation", with reports and interviews on inter-regional, inter-Fund and third country cooperation examples, as well as efforts to harmonise application processes across RDPs.
This issue highlights the relevance of EU Rural Development policy to wider societal challenges and the practical opportunities to deliver the greatest positive impact on the ground. It focuses on responses to the challenges of limited rural broadband internet access, global climate change and the current refugee crisis. It goes on to explore some of the new and developing EU policy tools: multi-funded CLLD; the European Fund for Strategic Investments; and the RDP Cooperation Measure.