The latest edition of the European LEADER Association for Rural Development (ELARD) Newsletter is now available and is well worth a read. Offering a European perspective on the progress of the LEADER programme, and rural development more broadly, the January 2024 Newsletter comprises several interesting insights.
ELARD is an international non-profit association set up to improve the quality of life in rural areas and to maintain the population of these areas through sustainable, integrated local development. The distinctive feature of ELARD is that it brings together Local Action Groups (LAGs) committed to involving all stakeholders in rural development at a local level.
In this edition of ELARD’s newsletter, you can read and learn more about the landmark European LEADER Congress held in Brussels in December; the nominees and eventual winners of the European LEADER Awards 2023; the launch of the Rural Toolkit (the first comprehensive online guide to EU funding and support opportunities for rural areas); updates from ELARD’s Knowledge Hub; upcoming events relevant to the LEADER programme; and much more.
You can view / download the ELARD Newsletter here.
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