AEIDL, the European Association for Information on Local Development, was founded by like-minded individuals who believed that European integration could make a positive contribution to citizenship and to the sustainable development of local communities.
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.
AEIDL is routinely involved in projects aimed at bringing Europe closer to its citizens, promoting interaction between citizens and civil society organisations and promoting intercultural dialogue.
With its roots in the social economy, AEIDL has been contributing to the process of European integration, and to supporting the actors involved, since its foundation in 1988. It is now widely recognised for its distinctive approach to viewing markets from the perspective of their contribution to social progress, and to upholding a respect for individuals and the importance of local initiative.