(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”.

(06 November 2013) - On 1 July 2013, Croatia became the 28th Member State of the European Union. The accession means Croatia-based environmental and nature conservation projects are now fully eligible for LIFE+ programme co-funding.