Declan Rice (KLP CEO) and MEP Liam Aylward in the European Parliament in Brussels on last week

A group of CEOs and Chairpersons from LEADER Partnerships throughout the country met with MEPs and officials on the proposals for the delivery of the round of LEADER funding for 2014- 2020.

Planning is already underway  for communities and small businesess of the Department of Environment Alignment proposals for that round of funding.  The meetings were very useful and the MEPs meeting was attended by most of the Irish MEPs from rural areas.