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LEADER support for rural skills

LEADER support for rural skills

Rural skills play fundamental roles in sustaining communities. LEADER Local Action Groups (LAGs) recognise the value of investing in skills. There are many good practice examples around the Member States.

Multi-funded CLLD event in October

Multi-funded CLLD event in October

As part of the European CAP Network, the CAP Implementation Contact Point is organising a 'Workshop on LEADER and multi-funded CLLD' in Slovenia on 18-19 October 2023.

A Dutch community hall

Reinforcing the resilience of a Dutch Community Hall 

A LEADER project has modernised a community hall, helping it become a valuable local social asset that brings people together and also serving practical purposes such as hosting events and offering essential services.

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CAP Implementation contact point

CAP Implementation

As an integral part of the EU CAP Network, the CAP Implementation Contact Point supports and coordinates networking activities relating to the design and implementation of the CAP’s strategic plans.

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Enhancing food security under changing weather patterns: farm adaptation

Innovation & knowledge exchange | EIP-AGRI

'Innovation & knowledge exchange | EIP-AGRI’'s role is to facilitate communication and cooperation between those with a keen interest in sharing knowledge and innovative ideas for sustainable agriculture, forestry and rural areas.

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Participants of the workshop


The European Evaluation Helpdesk for the CAP provides tailored support to EU Member States and the European Commission in their evaluations of agriculture and rural development policy.

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LEADER is a local development method which has been used for 30 years to engage local actors in the design and delivery of strategies, decision-making and resource allocation for the development of their rural areas.

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National networks

National CAP networks have a key role in steering and driving forward policy as well as promoting stakeholder engagement, knowledge sharing and capacity building for EU Member States and other actors.

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LAG Database

The LAG database allows Local Action Groups (LAGs) to get in touch, network and cooperate with each other.

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Country data

Discover rural development in the European Union.

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