Culture and Rural Development
In a word...
by Yves Champetier, Director, LEADER European Observatory
Culture, an important tool in local development
Cultural development should no longer be considered
an optional extra, but rather a motor for economic and social development.
The social dimensions of culture
Culture has four social dimensions
which can lead to development.
LEADER, culture and rural development
Local culture acting as a source of activities,
pride and well-being, is at the heart of the strategy of Local Action Groups.
Exploiting the cultural heritage in Maestrazgo-Teruel:
counting on identity to produce
For the Maestrazgo-Teruel LEADER group in Spain,
exploiting its natural and cultural heritage is a
strategy aimed as much at producing a change in mentalities as at
efficient land management.
Promoting the local culture:
the Lochaber experience
The Lochaber LEADER group (Scotland) is supporting
projects which place a major emphasis on culture, to
increase the sense of belonging to the land and to
develop tourism in the most remote regions of the area.