LEADER/CLLD: Seminar “Community-led local development in Europe and in Estonia on 2021-2027"

Time: 17.05.2018

Place: Estonian Ministry of Rural Affairs, Tallinn, Estonia

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Estonian Leader Union, Rural Network bureau of Agricultural Research Centre, Ministry of Rural Affairs and ELARD organized jointly a LEADER/CLLD seminar "The Development of CLLD in Europe and Estonia in 2021-2027".

The seminar is meant for people interested in CLLD development - LAG representatives, officials, politicians and social partners.

The official working language of the event is Estonian, only presentations by European Commission and European Economic and Social Committee are in English. 

Watch the whole event from video:

I and II



17th May 2018

09.30 - 10.00 Registration
10.00 - 11.15 12 years of LEADER programme in Estonia: results, strengths and challenges - moderator Valdek Haugas, Chairman of the board of Estonian LEADER Union

Introduction and welcoming speeches:

  • Ivari Padar - Member of European Parliament (video)
  • Valdek Haugas - Chairman of the board of Estonian LEADER Union
  • Marko Gorban  - Deputy Secretary General for Agricultural and Rural Life Policies


  • Olavi Petron - Deputy Secretary General for Fisheries Policy and Foreign Affairs


  • Mihkel Laan (Cumulus Consulting) - CLLD today's context (administrative reform, simplification, strengthening civil society, cooperation between different types of territories, digitization, etc.). What are the opportunities that we can realize better via Community-Led-Local-Development?


11.15 - 11.45 Coffee break
11.45 - 13.30

LEADER/CLLD developments in Europe - moderator Ave Bremse, Rural Network bureau of Agricultural Research Centre


  • Kristiina Tammets, ELARD - The state of play of CLLD implementation in Europe, outcomes of CLLD surveys and conclusive remarks;


  • Roman Haken, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) - Introduction of the exploratory opinion: “Advantages of the Community-Led Local Development (CLLD) approach for integrated local and rural development”;


  • Karolina Jasinska, European Commission, DG AGRI – The future of the Common Agricultural Policy - the role of LEADER/CLLD;


  • Eleftherios Stavropoulos, European Commission, DG REGIO - The future of the Cohesion Policy - The role of LEADER/CLLD, ITI


  • Andres Jaadla, European Committee of the Regions - Standing for the local development of Europe;


13.30 - 14.30 Lunch
14.30 - 16.00

LEADER/CLLD future in Estonia - moderator Kristiina Tammets, Vice president of ELARDi and LAG manager of NGO Tartu Rural Development Association

Panel-discussion with following participants:

  • European Commission - Karolina Jasinska, DG AGRI 
  • European Commission - Eleftherios Stavropoulos, DG REGIO
  • European Economic and Social Committee - Roman Haken, Committee member

  • Estonian Parliament - Anneli Ott, Leader-programme support-unit chairman

  • Estonian Ministry of Rural Affairs - Anneli Kimmel, Rural development department

  • Eesti Chamber of Agriculture and Commerce - Roomet Sõrmus, Chairman of the board

  • Estonian Village Movement "Kodukant" - Ester Tammis, Board member

  • LEADER LAGs - Silva Anspal, Board member of Estonian LEADER Union and LAG manager of NGO The Partners

Contacts: Triin Kallas, Manager of Estonian LEADER Union - Phone +372 5553 7360 or e-mail

Ave Bremse, Rural Network bureau of Agricultural Research Centre - Phone +372 515 6412 or e-mail


Viimati muudetud: 21.05.2018

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