We are 28 members with more than 2 200 Local Action Groups from rural, coastal, urban and peri-
urban Europe that believe that we are stronger together. Our vision is “A viable Europe through participatory democracy in all rural areas and beyond”!



ELARD members present themselves and, consequently, what LEADER is about in their countries.


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The European LEADER Association joins together around 2200 Local Action Groups from 26 countries, including from countries that are not members of the European Union but have adopted and are implementing the LEADER methodology:
Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Republic of Moldova, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.