Our organization, European Institute for Local Development (EILD), was founded in 2009 as an independent non-governmental organization whose members are European citizens and organizations interested in supporting regional development activities.
The General Committee is formed by local development stakeholders and specialists from various sectors of the civil society and European Member States: academics, NGOs, development agents, association managers, civil servants and social economy companies, as well as European organizations for local development.
European Institute for Local Development’s mission is to provide innovative tools for the sustainability of regions promoting experience sharing between its members and partners for sustaining international cooperation, skillful networking and further progress and growth. Especially, during the big financial and social crisis, European Institute for Local Development decides to give direct solutions to European needs. It continually develops and it becomes a dominant social player in national and European level.
EILD coordinates activities across Europe through our secretariat based in Greece and through our European consultants. Our staff members are experienced in implementing local development actions in remote, marginalized and difficult accessed areas. We participate and lead global actions and initiatives that contribute to regional development across the globe.
We contribute to the integration of the whole areas in a more balanced way through economic, social, and environmentally beneficial initiatives in order to extensively increase the population’s quality of life.