The LEADER European Congress is the first event aimed at bringing together as many European LAGs as possible in more than 15 years. It is also the first organized by an institution outside the European Commission!
Join us on December 18 and 19 in Brussels to discuss the future of LEADER in European policies and take over, with more than 800 participants, the Parliament hemicycle. This congress will bring together more than 600 LAG members from all over Europe, and officials from the European Commission, MEPs committed to LEADER and rural development, as well as representatives of national and regional rural networks, and management authorities.
In the context of the review of European policies post 2027, the place of rural development is sometimes discussed. This is why ELARD was keen to bring together representatives of the LEADER program and CLLD in Europe this year to take stock of rural development in Europe, to give a place and a voice to rural areas within the hemicycle of the European Parliament and highlight the challenges linked to rural areas in the context of a pre-electoral year.