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Reinventing Europe through Local Initiative

AEIDL, the European Association for Information on Local Development, was founded in 1988 by like-minded individuals who believed that European integration could make a positive contribution to citizenship and to the sustainable development of local communities.

Our values

AEIDL’s goal is to support the establishment of a Europe made by citizens for citizens, taking into account the unique social, economic, cultural and environmental aspects of each territory, in a process of sustainable development based on equal opportunities and partnership.


Our services

With extensive experience in the coordination of networks, projects and programmes, AEIDL is well positioned to provide a wide range of services to clients in European and internationally, taking account of linguistic and cultural diversity.


Our projects

Through its array of expertise and technical services, AEIDL aims to promote the emergence of a Europe based on the unified development of its territories and human resources.


Latest news


  • SIC

    Social Innovation Community (SIC)

    SIC will continue to build on the legacy of SIE and grow the extended network of social innovation practitioners, thinkers and beneficiaries.

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  • AEIDL Flash

    Local development in Europe and elsewhere 

    "AEIDL Flash"

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  • Rapport 2012

    Refugees: citizen-led initiatives wanted

    AEIDL wants to promote awareness of citizen-led initiatives dealing with relief, reception and integration of refugees.

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  • TRIP

    “Reinventing Europe through Local Initiative”: A group on LinkedIn


    We have created a group on LinkedIn. The objective is to continue the debate initiated at the AEIDL Conference in 2014. Don’t hesitate to join and fuel it!

    "Reinventing Europe through Local Initiative"

What's new at AEIDL?

Results-oriented local development in fisheries areas

(20 September 2016) - Following on from the first guide, “Starting CLLD implementation in practice”, the FARNET Support Unit has just published “Results-oriented CLLD in fisheries areas”. It is a useful document for all local development practitioners.

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