The LEADER approach in Moldova
(01 February 2019) - Márta Márczis, who led a team of experts in 2016-2018 providing assistance to rural development in the Republic of Moldova, tells an uplifting story of commitment, energy, openness and creativity displayed by hundreds of rural citizen-led initiatives.
LEADER in the witness box
(11 January 2019) - On 22 November 2018, the AGRI and CONT Committees of the European Parliament held a Public Hearing on ‘LEADER experiences – lessons learned and effectiveness of EU funds for rural development’. Haris Martinos, of LDnet, reports.
End of Year Reflection: From Refugee Camp to Incubator Village
(19 December 2018) - Johannes Cornelis van Nieuwkerk, the founder of Refival, shares his opinion on the refugee crisis and the integration of migrants in rural areas.
Migration flows and integration policies
(03 December 2018) - Migration is not an emergency but a global fact. We need to move from emergency measures to long-term policies implemented through multi-level governance mechanisms. This was the message of the ESPON-Interact Joint Conference, on 22-23 November in Athens, backed up by a range of good practices. Patricia Martinez Sáez (AEIDL) reports.