(26 January 2018) - What are the outcomes and what is the possible future for community-led local development (CLLD) within the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF), which has significantly changed the situation of fisheries, aquaculture and coastal areas? What added value does it bring to Europe? Yves Champetier (AEIDL / FARNET Support Unit) advocates reinforcing the territorial approach.

Istanbul Innovation Days

(08 December 2017) - About 150 people from more than 50 countries gathered at the ‘Istanbul Innovation Days’ (31 October - 2 November), organised by UNDP and Nesta, to share, learn and discuss how building movements for government and cross-sector innovation might create social impact on a larger scale.


(05 December 2017) - Patricia Martinez Sáez reports on the Social Innovation for Refugee Inclusion event, organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on 16 and 17 November 2017.

Alessandro La Grassa & Lorenzo Barbera

(24 November 2017) - Alessandro La Grassa highlights some of the initiatives and successes of CRESM, a social cooperative based in Sicily, while Jean-Luc Janot (AEIDL) interviewed Lorenzo Barbera, a long time local development activist and the founder of CRESM.