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ESI funding dedicated to CLLD in different EU countries

Feb 22, 2021 | News

(22 February 2021) – What share of ESI funding did EU Member States dedicate to community-led local development (CLLD) in 2014-20 and how does this differ by Fund? LDnet has made a comparison between countries.


CLLD continues to be dominated by the EAFRD, which contributes three quarters of the overall CLLD funding.

This dominance is mainly due to the obligatory minimum LEADER allocation of 5%. Although the majority of countries does not go significantly beyond 5% of EAFRD, some opted to go well beyond these requirements.

The highest shares of CLLD (LEADER) can be found in Germany (14.1%) and Spain (10.4%), which dedicate more than twice the required amount.

Also others, such as Estonia (8.7%), Greece (8.5%) or Denmark (7.8%), decided to allocate comparably high shares of their EAFRD envelopes to LEADER.

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