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"Implentation of LEADER: some experiences from Poland and elsewhere"
The "Smart Islands" project is the continuation of the European Economic and Social Committee's (EESC) own-initiative opinion on Smart Islands.
The project aims to engage and exchange with local stakeholders on innovative projects developed locally, which create sustainable growth and, at the same time, job opportunities and competiveness, whilst respecting the environment and cultural heritage".
As outcome of the project, a catalogue of good practices was published in 2017.
"View on the future of Leader from a DG AGRI perspective: Leader as the main local development instrument"
"The Court examined whether the Leader approach has been implemented in ways that add value, while minimising the risks to sound financial management"
The NAT section prepares the EESC’s work in two key areas of EU policy: agriculture and rural development, as well as the environment.