through Local Initiatives
AEIDL (European Association for Innovation in Local Development) is a Brussels-based association that learns from and fosters community-led innovation to revitalise local communities from across Europe.
AEIDL’s activities encompass sustainable local development in its broader sense. This includes sustainable development and the environment, territorial development (rural, urban, fisheries areas, regions), employment and social affairs, support to territorial authorities and businesses, and the promotion of democracy and citizenship.
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.
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) hosted an event on the 18 November 2022 to launch the Handbook of Territorial and Local Development Strategies in non-urban areas. JRC, DG REGIO and the co-authors presented the Handbook and reflected on the main features and...
On 24 October, the AGRI Committee at the European Parliament voted by a large majority the proposal led by Rapporteur Isabel Carvalhais, Member of the European Parliament (MEP), on its position for “A Long-Term Vision for the EU’s Rural Areas – Towards stronger,...
FAO asks youth: “Who will stay then? How digitalization can bring youth back to agriculture in Europe and Central Asia”
On 20 October 2022, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) organised a regional youth consultation, who will stay then? How digitalization can bring youth back to agriculture in Europe and Central Asia, focusing on digitalisation in agriculture....
Shrinking cities, urban-rural gap: New scientific evidence highlights the challenges of Territorial Cohesion in Europe
On 11 October 2022, the Committee of the Regions published its annual report on the State of the Regions and Cities in the European Union. This report provides a snapshot of the most relevant issues faced by European regions and cities in the current year. As emerged...