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Assessing the added value of the LEADER approach

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


4.3. The local groups


a) Defining the "rules of the game"

Were guidelines given in respect of:

  • the composition of the group?
  • management methods?
  • the role of the public sector?

b) Identifying best practice

  • Compare and identify models and best practices; explain the differences in the composition of groups and their performances

  • Assess the effectiveness of the groups in stimulating local initiative. Did their presence:

    • have an empowering effect on the sub-regional level of governance?
    • ensure a wide representation of local interests?
    • lead to the diversification of the rural economy?

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