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.
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