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. EILD’s mission is to consistently provide innovative high-quality services that improve the economy of regions and the quality of life in urban and rural areas by supporting and promoting experience sharing between its members and partners for sustaining international cooperation, skillful networking and further progress and growth.
EILD coordinates activities across Greece 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.