LEADER - it is one of the four EU Community Initiatives (other - INTERREG, URBAN, EQUAL), which encourages rural people and organizations to participate actively in the development processes of their community and local area.
The title ‘LEADER' is a French acronym of ‘Liaison Entre Actions de Développement de l'Économie Rurale‘ (in Lithuanian lg., Links between Actions for the Development of Rural Economy).
The principal aim of LEADER Programme in the field of rural development is to stimulate the regional development, to improve the quality of rural life, to tackle social, economic and environmental problems together with rural development participants.
The principal goals of LEADER Programme:
- To encourage local initiatives and partnerships through involving the community, business and local government representatives;
- To bring together rural inhabitants and develop their capacities for collective actions;
- To devise integrated rural development startegies and organize their implementation by making the best use of local resources and public support based on new methods and approaches.
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