The European LEADER Association for Rural Development (ELARD)

ELARD is an international non-profit association set up to contribute to the LEADER/CLLD implementation in Europe. The European LEADER Association joins together almost 2500 Local Action Groups from 27 countries, including from countries that are not members of the European Union but have adopted and are implementing the LEADER methodology:
Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Republic of Moldova, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.

In the booklet "A LEADER Journey through Rural Europe", published in 2019, ELARD members present themselves and what LEADER is about in their countries. The leaflet presents ELARD and its goals. The video was created in the context of the 20 years anniversary of ELARD in 2019.

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Please find here ELARD's Statutes in English and in French.