The Association of Regional Initiatives Development (ARID) was established in August 2009 in Kraków.

Since its founding, the goal of the Association is to promote regional development of rural areas, including in particular the development of open attitudes towards knowledge and innovation, and dissemination of modern information technologies.

The Association also aims at facilitating the flow of information about the latest developments in science and technology applicable to adults in lifelong learning.

In the last few years the Association also engaged in many school education projects, as well as VET and adult education projects in the agricultural sector, beekeeping sector and in the prison context. Currently, the Association pursues international projects within the framework the projects under ERASMUS + and HORIZON.