Local Action Groups in Finland 2014-2020
There are 54 Local Action Groups (LAGs) in Finland
During the current programming period 2014-2020, LEADER will act as community-led local development and continue to remain a component of the national rural development programme (RDP). LEADER’s main objective is to promote the regional development in rural areas. The involvement of the local population in observance of the bottom-up approach, the empowerment of local resources, the exploration of new ways as well as the idea of networking remain key LEADER features. Furthermore, transnational cooperation projects in particular are to be given greater support.
In addition to transnational approach, inter-territorial cooperation has also become increasingly important for rural stakeholders.
LINC 2018 conference is an example of inter-territorial Leader cooperation; LAG Ravakka will host the event together with seven neighbouring LAGs!