On the advantages OF the CLLD approach in the EU Official Journal

On 11 April, the exploratory opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on ‘Advantages of the Community-led Local Development (CLLD) approach for integrated local and rural development’ was published in the Official Journal of the European Union, after having been adopted by the EESC on 7 December 2017.

The EESC is convinced that CLLD could have many advantages as a successful European local development tool and that it could be a means to the need for the European Union to strengthen its ties with the Member States and regain the trust of its citizens.

The EESC's opinion takes into account ELARD’s position for Rural Development Renewing LEADER/CCLD for 2021-2017 programming period, approved by ELARD General Assembly on 23 November 2017, which itself took into account Cork 2.0 declaration and its' action plan, European Countryside Movement Rural Agenda, European Rural Manifesto and Venhorst declaration, the analysis of surveys and collected case studies in the field of LEADER/CLLD conducted by the European LEADER Association for Rural Development and the European Network for Rural Development in 2016-2017.

Read the Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on ‘Advantages of the Community-led Local Development (CLLD) approach for integrated local and rural development’ (exploratory opinion), OJ C 129, 11.4.2018