The Strategy Implementation
How to guarantee the smooth running of the projects?
Walking by the projects
After a LEADER project has been approved by the LAG Board it should not be left alone with its implementation process. Walking by the projects and their implementers and providing support from the first project idea until the last payment application is the LAG's core task.
Info package on project management
Many LAGs send an info package on the day-to-day project management duties to the project implementers right after the project approval. The info package can be in a file format also helping the project documentation, with titled tabs indicating the information and documents necessary to collect and keep for possible audit visits of the authorities.
A responsible LAG staff is attending the project level meetings as often as possible. The most important is the start-up meeting, where for example the project's financial procedures are agreed on. By attending these meetings and explaining the LEADER funding conditions the LAG staff can best prevent the applicant taking wrong steps in the project management. Also between the meetings the LAG staff must be easily available by phone or e-mail to respond any acute questions from the project implementers.