AEIDL is the European Association for Information on Local Development (Association Européenne pour l'Information sur le Développement Local).

It was founded in 1988 and is based in Brussels. As of 2014 its members are around 30 individuals from 12 European Union countries who are involved in and expert on local development. Its activities include carrying out projects to promote local development, and implementing contracts for public authorities, especially at EU level. It employs approximately 20 staff. It is a non-profit organisation and devotes its trading surpluses to the furtherance of its objectives, which are:

For nearly 10 years (1992–2001) AEIDL animated the EU's main rural development programme, LEADER.

Its workload includes:

It is a founder member of ECOLISE, the European Network for Community-led Initiatives on Climate Change and Sustainability.

In 2016 it launched an initiative to promote citizen-led initiatives in favour of refugees.

External links

Official website

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