Transnational and inter-territorial cooperation have become increasingly important for rural stakeholders. Substantial experience gathered during previous generations of LEADER demonstrate that cooperation is an effective mechanism for helping rural areas to jointly develop and share new solutions to common issues.
LEADER cooperation involves networking but on a different, more dynamic level. It encourages and supports Local Action Groups (LAGs) to undertake a joint action with another LEADER group, or with a group taking a similar approach, in another region or Member State, with an urban or fisheries area or even with a rural group in a third country. The general objective of LEADER cooperation is to help local actors to improve the potential of their areas.
Find reports, guidance and information on LAGs, as well as cooperation offers in the following sections.[i]
- EC Guidance for implementation of LEADER Cooperation activities in Rural Development Programmes 2014-2020 [PDF]
- Report on 'The State-of-play of the implementation of Rural Development Programme Measure 421 in the EU-27' (2014) [PDF]
- Transnational Cooperation (TNC) guide [PDF] (Please note that the guide is currently being updated)
The following factsheets overview rules and procedures on LEADER/CLLD Cooperation in national and regional Rural Development Programmes (RDPs).
- Austria [PDF ]
- Belgium (Wallonia) [PDF ]
- Estonia [PDF ]
- Germany (Sachsen) [PDF ]
- Italy (Emilia Romagna) [PDF ]
- Poland [PDF ]
- Romania [PDF ]
- Spain (Madrid) [PDF ]
- The Netherlands [PDF ]
The factsheets will be continuously uploaded as they become available.
On this page you will find a selection of cooperation offers received by the ENRD Contact Point. Each offer includes details of the proposed project and the partner making the offer.
Get in touch with Local Action Groups (LAGs) from across Europe via our database.