(17 June 2022) – A team of researchers associated with the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, and the Erasmus+ trAEce Project (vocational training in agroecology for farmers) coordinated by the environmental association GAIA, are currently promoting a “Participatory Rural Appraisal” (PRA) for the municipality of Odemira, on the Alentejo coast in Portugal.
(02 March 2022) – 24 February 2022 marks a historic date: Europe is no longer at peace! The sirens keep ringing, the bombs keep falling and people are dying. Not because they are a threat to Russia’s security but because they defend the principles of self-determination, sovereignty and democracy.
(28 January 2022) – The European Union supports rural communities in Armenia in setting up LEADER initiatives. In December 2021, five Local Action Groups (LAGs) were born in the provinces of Lori and Tavush.
(07 December 2021) – The European Evaluation Society (EES) has published an article written by Blanca Casares, rural development officer at AEIDL, on integrating a gender dimension into policies for rural areas in Europe.
(15 October 2021) – Women are vital for the sustainable development of rural areas, bringing added value to local communities. They are frequently the driving force behind innovation, diversification, and the development of new opportunities. In short, women give life to rural areas.
(23 September 2021) – We publish the highlights of the DESIRA webinar AEIDL organised in June on “Boosting sustainable digitalisation in agriculture, forestry and rural areas by 2040”.
(11 September 2021)- Yves Champetier and Paul Soto (AEIDL) were interviewed by the Association of Rural Initiatives of Catalonia (ARCA) on the occasion of LEADER’s 30th anniversary. The two experts discussed how LEADER must change to face the challenges of today.
(30 July 2021) – A priority work area for AEIDL – the future EU Textiles Strategy, a contract with DG Environment on Green Growth & Circular economy, has provided our organisation with insight into and investment in the textiles industry, both from an environmental sustainability, and a social perspective.
(14 June 2021) – On behalf of the European Commission, AEIDL produced an in-depth report documenting the Second Annual Forum on Endocrine Disruptors.
(21 May 2021) – According to a focus group led by Marjorie Jouen (Jacques Delors Institute), a “Rural Semester” integrated into the European Semester would be a good tool to deliver a truly holistic policy for rural areas.