LEADER is the EU’s participatory and bottom-up approach to involve rural people in community led local development through local strategies, local projects, and decision-making processes.

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18 Apr 2024

New Good Practice stories published

The website's latest Good Practice stories include an agroecology project, new kindergarten facilities, climate-friendly peat management and a novel approach to food tourism in Austria.

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25 Mar 2024

Thematic Group expertise informs CSP implementation

Thematic Groups at the EU CAP Network have been supporting CSP Monitoring Committees, eco-schemes and green architecture, as well as agricultural skills and mental health in farming communities.

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25 Mar 2024

Valuable knowhow appreciated about the durability of investments

Interesting enabling factors supporting the durability of benefits from CAP Strategic Plan funding are featured in a Highlights Report from the EU CAP Network expert workshop analysing investment durability.

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Member State Evaluation |

Evaluation report on LEADER in the Community of Madrid

This study focuses on LEADER and recommendations that could improve the process of programming and selecting participatory Local Development Strategies in the 2023-2027 CAP programming period.

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Member State Evaluation |

Evaluation of the LEADER approach in Andalusia

The report focuses on how LEADER interventions supported local development in rural areas of Andalucia, during the 2014-2020 Rural Development Programme (RDP), and how LAGs are prepared to carry out management tasks and support the region.

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Member State Evaluation |

Synthesis report on LEADER support to local development

This report analyses the results of the evaluations carried out by Local Action Groups (LAGs) on the implementation of Local Development Strategies (LDS) and the activities that LAGs promoted during the COVID-19 pandemic.