Youth-Led Local Development is a research and training project that aims to increase youth inclusion in Community-Led Local Development across the EU. The project results will be used to inform recommendations for future policy in relation to the European community and voluntary sector.

Ballyhoura area community members are invited to take part in this research project by filling out a survey (link below) around perceptions, experiences, and blockages to youth inclusion (aged 18 – 30) in Community-Led Local Development activities. The survey takes 15-20 minutes to complete.

Community-Led Local Development (CLLD) is a term used by the EU to describe its approach to Rural Development. CLLD focuses on the needs of local areas through bottom up, community-led approaches, taking into account the local context, needs, stakeholders, and community assets.

Examples of CLLD activities include:

  • Volunteering at a community level;
  • Paid work in the community and voluntary sector;
  • Providing advocacy training or education;
  • Lobbying local or national government in relation to a cause or project Fundraising for a local cause or organisation;

...and so on.

It would be useful to hear your responses regardless of your age (once over 18) or level of activity/interest in CLLD.

 Here is the link to the survey:


Youth-Led Local Development is an Erasmus+ project (2021 IE01-KA220-YOU-000028770). This project has been funded by the European Union.