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Assessing the added value of the LEADER approach

Chapter 4
Information needs at the national/regional and European level


4.2. The bottom-up approach


a) Defining the "rules of the game"

Has the administration been favourable to the bottom-up approach?

Did the administration already have animators and former experience?

Were technical assistance and guidelines foreseen?

b) Identifying best practice

  • Identify models and best practices of animation and participatory decision-making, explain the differences in performance.

  • Did participatory decision-making:

    • help new ideas about actions to emerge and allow new interest groups to be involved?

    • increase consensus?

    • empower the sub-regional level of governance?

  • Is this desirable at regional/national level?

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