Guidance on Community-Led Local development for Local Actors

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Period : 2014-2020
Date : 20/05/2014

This guide to community-led local development (CLLD) has been issued at the start of the 2014-2020 programming period in order to give those directly involved in local action groups some practical tools and suggestions for implementing CLLD in a range of contexts.

This guide is complementary to the "Guidance on Community-led Local Development in European Structural and Investment Funds" issued by the ESI Funds DGs to help the authorities in the Member States to create the conditions for effectively using CLLD in their Partnership Agreements and to design it in their respective programmes.

This guide should also be relevant to provide arguments for cities and social organisations that CLLD is an effective tool for meeting some of their challenges and to illustrate how ESF and ERDF can be used.

For existing LEADER and FARNET (European Fisheries Areas Network) partnerships the guide aims to help them to develop more focused and higher quality strategies that have a clear results orientation and which are responsive to changing external conditions. The guide draws on the new results framework for achieving the goals of the Europe 2020 Strategy. The guide is aimed at a target audience of local actors and practitioners and specifically local action group coordinators and chairs. However, it should also be useful for managing authorities (MAs) and other stakeholders involved in implementation of CLLD who need further insight into some of the key issues facing actors on the ground. It is intended both for new partnerships in cities and for social inclusion as well as the 2600 plus existing LEADER and FARNET partnerships.

More information :

Guidance on European Structural and Investment Funds 2014-2020