LEADER+ is an EU programme for testing new solutions on development questions in rural areas.
In Denmark, 12 areas were pointed out and included in the programme. Each area had a Local Action Group (LAG) which was responsible for its area of interests. LEADER+ Denmark assisted these LAG's in their work and secured exchange of experience and cooperation between LAG's and other rural actors at home and abroad.
Follow the activities on the home page of LEADER+Denmark and the European LEADER+ Contact Point
The LEADER+ programme has been succeeded by the Rural Development Programme 2007-2013 http://www.landdistriktsprogram.dk/Rural_development_Programme.aspx?ID=42277
Today, IFUL does research on subjects related to LEADER and Local Action Groups, see for instance IFUL Report 9/2008 'Local Action Groups in the rural and fisheries areas 2008. Constellation, activities and cooperation in the start-up phase'.
The report is in Danish, but with an English summary.
Annette Aagaard Thuesen, Postgraduate fellow
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