Marion Eckardt is the manager of the Swedish LAG Lokalt Ledd Utveckling Halland, located in the region of Halland. Formerly she directed two rural LAGs (LEADER Landsbygd Halland and LEADER Kustbygd Halland) and a fisheries LAG (Fiskeomrade Halland). She is the representative of Swedish LAGs in ENDR LEADER/CLLD Subgroup and in ELARD (European LEADER Association for Rural Development), where she is currently vice-president. She is graduated in Geography from the Humboldt University of Berlin.
Marion Eckardt was moderator of Mini-Plenary 4: Evaluation of the Local Development Strategies in a results-oriented programming