In cooperation with Niklas Nienaß, MEP from Bündnis 90/Die Grünen, we are organising a webinar on
Community-Led Local Development projects and EU regional funding
In this webinar, Niklas Nienaß will explain and present the possibilities of the Community-Led Local Development (CLLD) projects and EU regional funding, and how local councillors, regional councillors, and other actors on the local level can make use of the EU funds available for local and regional development.
Then speakers from different organisations will share their best practices with bottom-up approaches. At the end there is the chance to ask your questions or give comments.
There will be interpretation available in German and French. If you need interpretation in a different language, please let us know in your registration.
For more information, here's a letter to Local Councillors and member parties, which gives a bit more background to CLLD projects and regional funding, what it is, and where it can be spent on.
Niklas Nienaß, born in 1992 in Marl/NRW, lives in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania since 2013, describes himself as child of the German reunification and as European.
Marion Eckardt is a geographer, graduated from the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin 2004. She specialised in rural development and worked in the field of participative rural development in several countries outside Europe before she started to work as a Local Action Group (LAG)-manager in Halland, Southwestern Sweden, in 2009.
Marion has since then started in the national network of LAGs in Sweden, achieved to attract all four funds in working with CLLD in the LAG where she works and is currently the president of European LEADER Association for Rural Development, ELARD, an organisation that gathers more than 2200 LAGs from 26 countries.
Kristiina Tammets, head of ELARD Knowledge Exchange Platform and manager of LAG Tartu County Development Association, Estonia.
Kristiina Tammets has 15 years experience of running local, regional, national and international level networks and partnerships in the frame of different projects, initiatives and the LEADER programme implementation. In 2016-2017 she was the President of European LEADER Association for Rural Development (ELARD).
Since 2017 she has been working as an expert supporting the implementation of the LEADER approach outside the European Union (Georgia, Moldova, China). She also works as national expert for the project “Preparatory Action on Smart Rural Areas in the 21st Century”. She is vice-chairman of Estonian LEADER Union and responsible for the lead of national CLLD and national smart villages working group.