Eamon O’Hara was the initiator, co-founder and is the current Executive Director of ECOLISE, the European network of community-led initiatives on climate change and sustainability. Prior to his work with ECOLISE, Eamon was involved in several EU projects and initiatives in the fields of rural and regional development and the environment. Having managed a LEADER local action group (LAG) in Ireland during the LEADER II programming period, he moved to Brussels in 2001 to work with the European LEADER Observatory. Between 2003 and 2007 Eamon established and managed an EU advisory service for Ireland’s regions and local authorities in Brussels, focusing on the areas of the environment, regional policy and rural development. Originally from Ireland, Eamon now lives in a rural area near Cahors in southwest France, where he and his wife also run a gite business and manage a small herd of pedigree Dexter cattle.
Eamon O’Hara was panelist at Mini-Plenary 2: LEADER/CLLD and the social & environmental challenges in rural areas