The LEADER European Seminar labeled French Presidency of the European Union will take place on March 7 and 8 in Ploeuc-l’Hermitage. Leader France is organizing on the occasion of International Women’s Day on 8th March, in collaboration with the European network of Leader programs ELARD (European Leader Association for Rural Development), a ceremony to award the “LEADER European Award for gender equality”.

As the report of the French Senate of 14th October 2021 points out, women living in rural areas face more obstacles in their personal and professional lives than men. Fortunately, there are numerous innovative good practices to fight against these inequalities in France and in Europe. This award ceremony therefore aims to reward projects, French and European, which promote and encourage gender equality in rural areas.

This competition, open to all French and European Local Action Groups, will highlight concrete achievements financed by the LEADER 2014-2020 program to promote gender equality in rural areas.