Gilles Van de Walle

Team Leader

Gilles van de Walle is Team Leader of the FARNET support unit, the technical assistance team to DG MARE for the implementation of the Community Led Local Development (CLLD) approach of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF). CLLD continues the area-based approach initiated by Axis 4 of the EFF and brings additional and innovative opportunities that will enable local communities to scale up the effects of the 10000+ projects supported between 2007 and 2014. Gilles is a fisheries and aquaculture economist by training with 15 years of extensive and diverse professional experience in this field, including hands on experience on both commercial fishing boats and fish farms. He is also former head of the project unit of the international organization EUROFISH.