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Call for contributions

1st International conference on practical and theoretical implications of LEADER/CLLD in South-East Europe
in Opatija (Croatia), November 20/22, 2019.

We invite scholars to provide contributions that can help practitioners – Local Action Groups, Managing Authorities and Implementing Bodies - answer to the existing challenges in LEADER framing; shaping and implementation process.

We call for scientific evidence and academic rigor to help us shed light on whether LEADER is, has been or has potential to foster successful sustainable development of local communities.

SEE LEADER objectives are to provide scholars and practitioners overview and contribution to the implementation of LEADER/CLLD in South Eastern Europe, so as to:

  • Further foster, strengthen and catalyse awareness of local development stakeholders, local action groups, experts and decision-makers (managing and implementing bodies).
  • Demonstrate that the development of LEADER/CLLD should be based on local communities innovation and resources.
  • Emphasize the need to embed it in the contributions and recommendations stemming from academic research and hands on experience of LEADER communities.
  • Contribute to a creation of a common framework for LEADER/CLLD implementation for the next programming period by taking into account: historical context of LEADER and the countries it is being implemented in, benefit to the local communities in the examples of good practices and European Commission's guidelines for the post-2020 period.

Submission Procedures:

We kindly ask you to follow the following procedure

Send the title and abstract of your paper (up to 1500 letters)

September 1st 2019

You will be informed if your abstract is accepted

September 15th 2019

Send the full paper

November 1st 2019

Papers should be written in:

Font 12, line spacing option 1,5 (Microsoft Word Program, Times New Roman) up to 22 pages

Along with the paper, summary in English must be enclosed

Up to 700 words

Key words

A maximum of five key words

Poster should be sent by:

October 1st 2019

Abstract, Paper and Poster should be prepared using a Word templates and Guidelines

Download it from web address www.see-leader.eu. (for authors)

More information: Call for Papers


Marija Roglic
International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies - Institute of Montpellier Scientific Committee, Coordinator
e-mail: scientific.committee@see-leader.eu

Bojana Markotic Krstinic
LEADER Network Croatia, Secretary General
Organizing Committee, Conference Manager
Phone: +385 (0)91 4085 366 // e-mail: organizing.committee1@see-leader.eu

LEADER Network Croatia, Kurilovac 1, 47280 Ozalj, Croatia


Slovenian Rural Development Network


  • Faculty of Agrobiotechnical Sciences; Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia
  • International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies- Institute of Montpellier (CIHEAM-IAMM), France
  • Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO), Croatia
  • Croatian Society of Agricultural Economists (HAED), Croatia
  • Balkan Environmental Association (B.E.N.A), Greece
  • European LEADER Association for Rural Development (ELARD)
  • Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in South Eastern Europe, North Macedonia

with a kind support of:

  • Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Croatia, National Rural Network
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food of the Republic of Slovenia, National Rural Network
  • and Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.



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