The EESC hearing on 14 February 2017 was an opportunity for all people who were interested in rural issues to meet, present work in progress and exchange ideas and knowledge – and get inspired by examples of successful projects and initiatives in other rural communities. Together we thought of better ways to empower the rural communities to play their full part in addressing vital policy areas such as food security, renewable energy, environmental protection and job creation.
"The Leader approach as a tool of diversity in local democracy and higher effectiveness of public aid"
"Considerations concerning future ERDF support to Leader approach Local Development"
The EESC "Smart Islands" project is based on the own-initiative of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on Smart islands TEN/558.
"Leader in practice - The swedish experience"
"Implentation of LEADER: some experiences from Poland and elsewhere"