18 - 19 December 2023

2023 European LEADER Congress

European Parliament - Brussels, Belgium

This highly anticipated event is designed to foster collaboration, enhance dialogue, and empower the voices within the LEADER initiative. Hosted at the Parliament’s hemicycle, the congress will be an opportunity to: 

  • debate on the future of LEADER within European policies with Parliamentary and Commission officials
  • award LEADER’s best European projects
  • bring your wish to share for the future of LEADER 
  • learn from others in workshops on all of the new programming period’s hot topics
  • meet LEADER stakeholders from all around Europe

This congress will bring together more than 600 Local Action Group members from all over Europe, and officials from the European Commission, MEPs committed to LEADER and rural development, as well as representatives of national and regional rural networks, and managing authorities.