This was the theme of a conference organised by the European Association for Information
on Local Development (AEIDL), on the occasion of its 25th anniversary. The conference
took place in Brussels on the 19
The first day, which was held in the European Parliament, drew more than 150 participants
from 27 countries.
The contributions and debates focused on the need to renew the European Project, taking
into account the initiatives of citizens and territories, in order to meet current economic,
environmental and social challenges.
These contributions and debates were brought to life by presentations of 25 different local
initiatives, drawn from 17 countries and covering a full geographic range from metropolitan
centres to the most peripheral rural areas.
This publication highlights the main points from the contributions, debates, and the
presentation of the 25 promising initiatives.
Reinventing Europe through Local Initiative
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