European Association of Development Agencies (EURADA)
Founded in 1992, the European Association of Development Agencies (EURADA) gathers people working on economic development through a large network of 77 members throughout 23 countries in the European Union and beyond. EURADA connects development agencies, business partners and European authorities to implement better regional economic policies.
Regional development agencies (RDAs), are designated meeting place created by public administration to provide support to local economic actors. The agencies have a leading role in the smart specialisation strategies facilitating the involvement of companies and civil society in the EDP, managing the operational programmes and gathering data for monitoring and evaluation.