ELARD is a partner in the ENPARD Georgia project “Strengthening Rural Development
Models in Georgia”. The project period started in November 2017 and finishes in
autumn of 2019.
Partners in this project are Mercy Corps, CARE, PIN as well as the three Georgian LAGs in
Borjomi, Kazbegi and Lagodekhi. The focus of this project is to
support the three LAGs in building up knowledge and capacity. The project will
also support the disbursal of development sub-grants which will facilitate the
realisation of the Local Development Strategies. Another aim of this project is
to create a network of all LAGs – termed the “Georgian Association of LAGs”
Our task is to accompany the establishment of GALAG and provide trainings on the
& Community-led Local Development
National network management
network’s role in local development planning
Co-operation to share best practices between National Networks and to support
LAG’s international co-operations
involvement, facilitation and negotiation skills
European Rural Parliament (ERP)
working as part of the latest ERP project known as ROAD. ROAD
aims to raise the profile of the ERP and demonstrate the
importance of rural communities working together and sharing information.
The ERP is a co-operation project between the
three European rural
PREPARE Partnership for Rural Europe, ERCA (European Rural Communities
Alliance) and ELARD. As the foregone ERP projects this third ERP project was funded with the support of the European
Programme “Europe for Citizens”.
The task of ELARD in this project is the implementation of the sub-project “LEADER/CLLD for citizens and for the European
Union”. Its aim is to develop suggestions on how LEADER/CLLD can strengthen the connection between the EU and
the citizens via integrated local development and well managed usage of
different ESI Funds.
The 4th ERP event will be held in Spain in November 2019.
The ERP project in 2016-2017 was mostly carried
out through the SPARCE Project. As
in the other projects this ERP was jointly co-ordinated by the three European rural
networks ERCA, PREPARE and ELARD.
The aim of the SPARCE Project was to strengthen the participation of rural
citizens in the European Union in shaping policies and taking actions for the
well-being of rural economies and communities. The project had five main
Advocacy at national and
The 3rd European Rural
Action to strengthen our
networks and widen outreach
To know more about the ERP in general please follow this link.
As already explained before, the ERP is jointly co-ordinated by the three aforementioned European rural networks.
The stated aim of this first project was
to enable the voice of the rural people of Europe to be heard at European level
and to promote cooperation and exchange of good practices among rural
communities throughout Europe.
Therefore a key element of the
project was the generation of an “upward cascade of ideas” springing from the
reality of rural life. This was facilitated by a simultaneous set of national
campaigns – one in each partner country – starting at a local and synthesised at national level as input to the
debates at the ERP.
The project culminated in the second ERP gathering, held on 4-6th of November 2015 in Austria. 230 people from 39 countries