Presentation on theme: "Brussels 2012 Report on ENRD Event 27-28 April 2012 Local Development Strategies Lorna, David and Chris."— Presentation transcript:
Brussels 2012 Report on ENRD Event April 2012 Local Development Strategies Lorna, David and Chris
Purpose Exchange info on improving the quality of LDS’s Encouraging co-operation as a key LDS component Encouraging a new wave of co-operation projects
General messages LEADER is a benchmark model Success shouldn’t be measured by spend- but how do we measure value? LAG’s are a tool in local development, not an objective Transnational projects expand LEADER and develop LAGs Do LAGs want to take on any extra funding & responsibility ?
Key messages The Commission will define the roles for implementation at LAG, MA and paying agency level Building capacity of local actors is central – clearer definition of ‘bottom-up’ Transparent selection processes v important Clearer linkages between LDS and projects More technical LAG set up guidance- training will become a more important element at LAG and staff level
Key messages Start development of LDS asap – process can take 6-12 months to do it properly! Build in strategic review at outset Be customer focused – difficult for customer to understand complexities Clearer definition of running costs and animation requirements
Key messages Strategies should be developed and funding requirements added later Will LAG’s need to become legal entities such as Development Trusts? E.g. SECAD Multi-fund Platform.
Dangers! LEADER becomes institutionalised Restrictions prevent innovative and successful projects being developed Project animation becomes separated from payments Will the multi-fund approach kill the key LEADER principles or be a saviour?
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