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From strategy to action:
Project selection in the area coordination process
The previous chapters have shown that
project selection is not merely a set of
procedures and techniques, but it is
also a part of the LAG's development
strategy, which created and implements it
depending on a particular context. Project
selection must therefore also be seen as
an important part of the area's
3.1 What is meant by "coordinating an area"?
By "coordinating an area" we mean everything that falls within the context of mobilising local actors around joint references and a joint strategy with regard to this area.
Coordination needs differ considerably between areas depending on the types of hold-ups encountered, the level of development, the history, the local traditions, etc. The examples given in the previous chapters illustrate this diversity.
The idea that people have of coordination is generally fairly restrictive: it is most often limited to the contact between the LAG's coordinators and the local actors. In reality, analysis of the practices of the LEADER groups reveals coordination actions at many levels, in particular:
- the creation of local partnerships;
- the implementation of specific projects from the LAG;
- the follow-up of projects;
- informal self-assessment, etc.
It therefore involves examining how project selection is structured in relation to these other types of intervention and what is its specific role.