To celebrate its 25th anniversary, AEIDL organises in Brussels, on 19-20 February 2014, a major conference entitled "Reinventing Europe through Local Initiative". Many local development practitioners and policy makers will attend the event where 25 "promising initiatives", from the EU and elsewhere, will be presented and discussed.

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(15 November 2013) - AEIDL has published a short briefing note on Community-Led Local Development (CLLD), which explains how local groups wishing to promote a sustainable development project or initiative could benefit from this new EU funding instrument. We also publish here other articles on CLLD written by our members.

(15 November 2013) - The first European Rural Parliament (ERP) met in Brussels on 13 November. The ERP aims to provide a forum for exchange of ideas and experience between national rural movements and networks. Jean-Pierre Pellegrin, a member of AEIDL and a partner of the Sisteronnais-Buëch Local Action Group (Provence, France), attended the meeting and wrote a short report.

(12 November 2013) - The EU Member States represented on the LIFE Committee and the European Commission's LIFE Nature Unit have announced the Best LIFE Nature Projects 2012. They are presented in a publication coproduced by AEIDL.

(06 November 2013) - The Transport Research and Innovation Portal (TRIP) consortium, which includes AEIDL, has published a new policy brochure entitled “Increasing the sustainability of air transport”.