The application of local development in rural areas, in the form of the LEADER Community Initiatives (the LEADER initiative in the years 1991-1993 and LEADER II in the period 1994-1999) could be seen as a “pilot” or experimental phase. The evaluation of these initiatives indicated that the approach seems to work well,1 and thus a variety of activities were undertaken to apply these experiences to stimulate local development in a new context. These included:

Community-led local development: making it a success

1. eg. http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/eval/reports/leader2/index_en.htm(external link) for an ex-post evaluation of LEADER II.

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