Leader Competence Pool

(The database is currently available in: en fr de it es nl el fi sv pt da)

Welcome to the Leader Competence Pool (LCP). This tool brings to those people working in rural development all around Europe, a tool where they can find peers or expertise in certain fields, and which can help them in whatever their situation.

The LCP has been developed in response to the results of the Leader+ mid term evaluation. This showed that the learning effect between Leader II and Leader+ was in many cases lost. As an idea it was discussed and developed with representatives of LAGs, National Network Units and Managing Authorities during the course of the Leader+ Observatory seminar in Tihany, Hungary, in November 2006.

The LCP tool was launched by the Contact Point in cooperation with Leader+ Managing Authorities and National Network Units who suggested suitable candidates to register and publish their profiles. This process is now closed. It includes professionals involved in: LAG management; the regional, interregional or national networks; and institutional bodies such as the Managing Authorities.

The LCP allows those involved with Leader to describe their experiences and competencies gained under the initiative. It is designed to capture some of the knowledge and learning which has taken place during Leader and complements other more traditional forms of reporting.

The profiles are available in English and displayed in a datasheet format. You can access these datasheets from the search engine by using the selection criteria provided.