efc logo letter left cutThe Finnish Village Movement Association implemented the ROAD project in cooperation with ELARD, ERCA and PREPARE 1.8.2018-31.1.2020. The project was financed by the Europe for Citizens programme.

LEADER/CLLD Web report

Within the ROAD project were organised 8 events altogether of which 6 were face-to face involving 377 participants from 24 countries and two on-line surveys involving 32 participants from 20 countries and 30 LEADER groups (top text)

The theme work concentrated on following purposes:

  • - to identify case studies in the Member States to demonstrate the added value of usage of ESF and ERDF via LEADER approach;
  • - to identify and promote good practice related to Simplified Cost Option models usages in Member States;
  • - to conclude and declare suggestions to how LEADER/CLLD can strengthen the connection between European Union and citizens at local level via integrated local development and well managed usage of different ESI Funds.

 Please find below the report on events and the study on simplification practices:

On LEADER/CLLD two workshops were presented at the European Rural Parliament in Candás November 2019.  The first organised by ELARD was on simplification and ESI-funds - ”there is still a lot of space for for simplification. A more holistic approach on the member state level, dialogue, training and experience exchange is needed.” The second workshop was organised by the Finnish Village Movement Association on LEADER in Mozambique.

Logo Kaimo ParlamentasLithuanian rural communities union is organising 4th Lithuanian rural Parliament which will be held on 18th of October 2019 in Raudondvaris manor (Pilies takas 1, Raudondvaris, Kaunas district, Event starts at 9:00 am.

The aim of the Lithuanian Rural Parliament is to mobilize the voice of the Lithuanian village and decide where the Lithuanian village should go and what it should be. It is a platform for exchanging ideas, experiences and practical advice on how to preserve the Lithuanian countryside with its inherent social and cultural spirit. It is a joint decision and a joint effort by all of us!

CLLD Portugal 01Minha Terra Network, the Portuguese partner of the European Rural Parliament, that brings together all the 60 Rural Local Action Groups in Portugal, organised a national two day meeting that addressed issues related to LEADER/CLLD, one of the ERP themes under the ROAD project. The meeting, hosted by the LAG DUECEIRA, gathered 66 participants from 42 LAGs and was held 23rd to 24th September in the small town of Lousã, located in the centre of Portugal.

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On 12 September, ELARD held a LEADER/CLLD seminar in Pärnu, Estonia, within the framework of European Rural Parliament theme work and as part of the international LINC conference. The primary goal of the seminar was to introduce the application of the LEADER method in the utilisation of various European Union structural funds, particularly the European Regional Development Fund and the European Social Fund. There were more than 100 participants at the seminar.