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Community-Led Local Development needs reform, says ECOLISE

Jan 1, 1970 | Opinions

(08 November 2017) – The European Union’s main way of financially supporting bottom-up local development needs to be altered so to make it more accessible to grassroots initiatives, ECOLISE has told the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee.


Community-Led Local Development (CLLD) is the EU’s main financial instrument to support bottom-up local development. It is ideally placed to support community-led action on climate change and sustainability, with the potential to provide grants and supports that are tailored to local circumstances.

According to ECOLISE, the European network for community-led initiatives on climate change and sustainability (which includes AEIDL), certain barriers need to be overcome and changes introduced to make CLLD more accessible to grassroots projects.

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