In rural Andalucia (Spain), Local Action Groups have promoted several initiatives to reduce the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
For example, LAG Gran Vega de Sevilla has created a web with museum expositions, concerts and virtual trips to wonderful villages, offering entertainment and education to people during the confinement. LAG Guadajoz y Campiña Este developed a questionnaire for mapping the economic and social consequences of COVID-19. The Association 'El Avío' developed a social catering to help community members in need during the quarantine.
The rural world is proving its capacity to resist and adapt in these uncertain times. And in this pandemic, LEADER and the Local Action Groups are proving to be an effective tool for channelling the needs of rural territories, energising the population and tackling new global challenges.