The European Association of Development Agencies (EURADA) has a membership of about 100 regional development agencies from across the European Union . Agencies from almost all Member States are EURADA members.
EURADA runs conferences and seminars and has an extensive publications program. It keeps members up to date icts with EU policy Developments and Provides briefing is critical issues Such As state aid rules. It alerts members to funding and contract opportunities and helps them with forming and running partnerships. EURADA explores new ways to do economic development and to managing RDAs.
EURADA lobbies and briefs the European Commission on behalf of members and maintains a highly effective communications network there. Through round tables and reflection groups individual EURADA members can play a direct role in the development of policy at the Commission and form links with Their Own Officials.
EURADA brings together and disseminates good practice in economic development for the benefit of its members.
EURADA has strong international links, particularly through the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) in the United States , but also with economic development networks in China , Japan , Australia and New Zealand . There is a good record of members using these links to pursue their own local objectives.