This project aims to change the traditional way of LAGs functionality in V4 countries as well as to create appropriate approach for LAGs appearance in Moldova and Macedonia, under ENPARD and IPARD. It seeks to abolish the petrification of of key group organs, namely the board and the council of existing LAGs in V4. The suggested solution under this project is to promote proven tools that assist LAGs with transnational cooperation. Moreover, the project will contribute to capacity building of local actors from EaP-WB on LAGs development by sharing experience from V4 countries and building a cooperation platform between them. Also, it will promote digitalization and social networking for more efficient bottom-up participation of community in local and regional development.
Main project objective
Create certain mechanisms for trans-national cooperation between LAGs from WB-EaP and V4 countries and develop capacity building of local actors from the region on functionality/operation of LAGs in terms of the network component of social capital, trust and financial sustainability.
01/02/2018 to 28/12/2018
LAGs activity in Europe is limited to implementation of the traditional bottom-up approach of LEADER, as a compulsory component for financial support. The relevance of the project is to change the traditional approach by promotion of trans-national cooperation between LAGs across Europe and making sense of the network component of social capital in the region. From Western and Eastern perspective, the project is important because the lack of real experience in Implementation of the “cooperation measure” under ENPARD and IPARD programs. In case of V4 countries this project is important because of limited capacity in the innovative/experimental character of LEADER as well as limited practices of LAGs in trans-national cooperation.