RO- Initial developments in the CLLD approach in 9 urban communities in Romania

Over the 2014-2020 programming period, Romania, along with other states, is implementing the tool known as CLLD (Community-Led Local Development), the aim of which is to develop marginalised zones and involves the mobilisation of disadvantaged communities and local organisations so that they can participate actively in the process of identifying and implementing projects designed to achieve this goal, through the creation of a local partnerships – the Local Action Group (LAG) and the implementation of Local Development Strategies (LDSs) adopted by participatory methods. At urban level, CLLD applies to marginalised urban zones in towns with more than 20,000 inhabitants.   
The report is based on research carried out in the nine ROMACT communities: Câmpina, Focșani, Gherla, Medgidia, Râmnicu Sărat, Reșița, Săcele, Turda and Vulcan, from July 2019 to February 2020. It looked at the way in which the CLLD approach was prepared for in these communities, in particular whether community involvement was real, when the implementation phase began, and the challenges that the local public authorities encountered.

The report is available in English and in Romanian. 

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