South East Europe: Local Development Pilot Projects (LDPP)
The Council of Europe’s Regional
Programme for Cultural and Natural
Heritage in South-East Europe has
been implemented since 2003, with
rehabilitation projects contributing
to a certain idea of local development.
Today it proposes to go further with
an innovative process based on a
multisectoral approach to territorial
coherence and the active participation
of all stakeholders involved in the
positive development of territories.
The "Local Development Pilot
Projects" target the adoption of
strategies which set up the necessary
convergence between economic
efficiency, cultural diversity, social
cohesion and ecological balance.
A pilot dimension
to meet European
The pilot dimension of the projects
carried out by Albania, Bosnia and
Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia,
Montenegro, Romania, Serbia,
"the former Yugoslav Republic of
Macedonia" and Kosovo* is based on the
exploration and testing of the best
management tools to ensure democratic
commitment in the interest of the respect
and well-being of all.
The development models thus defined will
meet the combined challenges of
economic growth, an improved quality of
life, environmental issues relating to
climate change, the management of
resources and the impact of development,
in a joint vision for the communities and a
renewal of social bonds.
Click on the countries to discover the "pilot projects".