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22-11-2018 - CONT-AGRI Joint Public Hearing on LEADER experiences

CONT 15-11-2018 - 14:34
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On 22.11.2018, the Committees on Budgetary Control and on Rural Development will hold a joint public hearing on "Leader experiences - lessons learned and effectiveness of EU funds for rural development". The meeting is organised in an AGRI committee slot.

During CONT-AGRI joint public hearing, CONT Members will have the opportunity, in the presence of the Court of Auditors, the Commission and of experts, to discuss the following dimensions of the European rural development policy:

• What indicators for rural development for monitoring and evaluation? The specific achievements of Leader.

• Tracking overall inputs and outputs in rural development. How can we measure the added value of the Leader programme in the future?

• The global impact of rural development programmes in rural areas

• Local partnerships for rural development and innovation

• Lessons from the past - how to improve LEADER in the future

Co-Rapporteurs: Ingebourg Gräßle (EPP) and Paolo de Catro (S&D)

Location : Brussels, meeting room: PHS 1A002 - 22/11/2018 from: 10.00 to 12.30