The Community-Led Local Development (CLLD) is based on the LEADER approach and concern 4 funds: European Regional Development Fund - ERDF, the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EARFD) the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) for the period 2014-2020.

It seems that CLLD approach will become the best way to beneficiate from Structural Funds.

What is meant by CCLD?

  • Focuses on specific sub-regional areas;
  • Is community led, by local action groups composed of representatives of local public and private socio-economic interest;
  • Is carried out through integrated and multi-sectorial are-based local development strategies designed taking into consideration local needs and potential, includes innovative feature in the local context, networking and where appropriate, co-operation.

In summary and after CEC talked with a Commission Official, if your organisation is not integrated in such CCLD or at least in a “Local Action Group”, it will be nearly impossible to be eligible for submitting proposals in the 4 funds of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds).

For more information please see in attachment the description of the CLLD.

A new Member for our network!

We are pleased to announce that a new Member has joined our network. Here's a brief overview:

The association « Convergences Emploi Cergy » created in 1996 by the Communes of the Cergy-pontoise agglomeration (in the Val d’Oise, North of Paris) is designed to work for economic and social recovery of people most in need, including those without employment for more than a year.

To meet this mission, « Convergences Emploi Cergy », carries a Local Plan for Insertion and Employment (PLIE) created at the initiative of local authorities and whose governance is ensured by their elected representatives. The main function of the PLIE is to organize pathways of professional integration into employment for long term unemployed, minimum social benefits beneficiaries, youth low or or not qualified, disabled workers... with a very strong accompaniment. PLIE contributes to the management of unutilized human resources of the territory and facilitates recruitment for employers.

The association is working with an average of 800 participants per year.

Pédagogie de chantier : Final Seminar

Download this file (5th Newsletter - Echoes of the final seminar - )Echoes of the final seminar[ ]
Download this file (Pédagogie de chantier.pdf)Programme[ ]


On 5th of July 2016 Etudes et Chantier Corsica, in collaboration with CEC, will has organised the final seminar of the project Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership "Pédagogie de chantier". This event was held at the European Economic and Social Committee, rue Van Maerlant in Brussels from 9 am to 1 pm.

You will find the program and the echoes of this event in attachment.

Multiplier Event : CAVA

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Download this file (Multiplier event Erasmus LAST.pdf)Programme[ ]


The CEFAL Emilia Romagna, in collaboration with CEC, has organised, in the framework of the project Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership CAVA, a multiplier event about “Competences for Added Value Agro-food Micro Production”: Entrepreneurial in rural areas » (CAVA).

This event was held at the European Economic and Social Committee on 23rd of June 2106, rue Van Maerlant in Brussels,  from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm..

You will find the programme and the echoes of the seminar in attachment.

Seminar: "Skills tomorrow’s green economy " Brussels & Namur 23rd & 24th of June 2016

The European Commission has registered in the European 2020 strategy the priority "Promoting sustainable growth" and also the question of the new skills for new jobs. The Commission highlights that more than 20 million jobs are already in relation to environment and, according to her, this figure is expected to increase thanks to the EU's efforts to move towards a greener tomorrow. For this approach to be successful, it will be that workers have skills suited to the future green jobs.

CEC, with the collaboration of CET (Centre Européen du Travail) and with the financial contribution of EZA organises a seminar which will take place in Namur on Friday, 24th of June 2016. 

The day before, on June 23, 2016, we will organise in Brussels, in the office of the European Economic and Social Committee, rue Van Maerlant, 2 – 1040 Brussels – Salle VM3, a work meeting with thematic « Competences for Added Value Agro-food Micro Production : Entrepreneurial in rural areas ».

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