(26 November 2018) - Patricia Martinez Sáez (AEIDL) attended the ‘Integrating Cities’ conference hosted by the City of Milan on 7-8 November 2018. Establishing a strong policy dialogue to develop integration strategies for migrants from the local to the European level was the key message of the event.

Robert Lukesch

(22 November 2018) - In a remarkable keynote paper prepared for the “LEADER Reloaded” ELARD conference (Evora, 26-28 September 2018), Robert Lukesch, European expert in rural development, summarises the evolution, current situation and future challenges of LEADER.

Smart Villages

(05 October 2018) - Social and digital "smart villages" are trending across Europe. Paul Soto and Enrique Nieto (ENRD / AEIDL / Grupo Alba) show that smart villages focus on local communities that take their futures into their own hands, often, but not exclusively, with the help of digital technologies.


(18 September 2018) - A new CIRIEC study outlines a diversified selection of successful practices in public policies regarding the Social Economy across different European countries.