Reinventing Europe

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.

Policy Unit

Policy Unit

With an extensive network of policy experts, AEIDL provides analysis and evaluation of relevant EU policies and advocates for an enhanced support to community local action.
Projects

Projects

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.

Policy Unit

Services

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.

Latest news

What is at stake for Europe’s rural areas?

What is at stake for Europe’s rural areas?

Following the recent approval of the EU Committee of the Regions’ Opinion on “Enhancing Cohesion Policy support for regions with geographic and demographic handicaps (Article 174 the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU)”, our Senior Expert, Rural and Territorial...

New year, new projects!

New year, new projects!

While the AEIDL team will be busy with the closure of SHERPA and DESIRA, new projects keep coming our way. First and foremost, last December the European Commission entrusted to AEIDL the setting up and management of the EU Rural Pact Support Office. This Office will...