The local development programme for rural areas

LEADER is a European Commission initiative to support the development of rural areas across the European Union (EU). First introduced in 1991, it is designed to complement other rural development programmes. There have been three ‘rounds’ of LEADER as a programme in its own right:

LEADER I (1991 – 1994)
LEADER II (1995 – 1999)
LEADER+ (2000 – 2006)
All have been EU co-financed programmes focused on the economic, social and environmental regeneration of rural communities.

Since 2007 LEADER has been built into Axis 4 of the Rural Development programmes of the EAFRD(external link) (cache) as a vertical axis with around 5% of expenditure.

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