Case Study: LEADER lump sum payments under the Polish RDP

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Poland’s RDP allocated a ‘lump sum’ funding package for LEADER Local Actions Groups to help them prepare their Local Development Strategies for the 2014-2020 period.

Project summary: 

This methodological case study explores the Polish Rural Development Programme (RDP) in its allocation of a lump sum funding package for Local Actions Groups (LAGs) to help them prepare their 2014-2020 Local Development Strategies.

Project results: 

LEADER momentum is sustained in Poland during the transition between RDP periods. Greater flexibility and reduction of administrative burden can lead to a better quality local strategies. LAG administration is simplified significantly and the wider potential for RDP Simplified Cost Options is demonstrated in Poland. An entirely new way of thinking will be developed among actors involved in LEADER delivery at all administrative levels.