In the midst of Covid-19 crisis, ELARD Aisbl representing 26 national networks and around 2 200 Local Action Groups – covering an area with a population of more than 150 million inhabitants and 52% of the rural population in the EU – are ready to plan ahead and look to a future together with local, national and European institutions and governments. The future is here and now, and we need to adjust.
In “The voice of rural Europe for the future of Europe“, ELARD members share the thematic strengths of LEADER/CLLD and consequently also how these strengths can be put into use in the recovery phase.
ELARD has been facing this crisis with the firm belief that we are stronger together. No rural area should be left behind, and we are positively working as a team, keeping the spirit of a unified Europe prominent.