LEADER case study – Using the multi-fund approach to meet local needs
The Local Action Group (LAG) Kostenets 2010 in Bulgaria has designed its development strategy with a strong focus on local needs. The use of the multi-fund approach allows them to meet specific local needs effectively.
The Local Action Group (LAG) Kostenets 2010 in Bulgaria has designed its development strategy with a strong focus on local needs. After extensive consultations with stakeholders, including employers and residents, it was clear that rural depopulation was an important issue. The LAG used multi-fund approach for the first time as a way to tackle these issues. This case study explores the challenges and lessons learned in the process.
- Thanks to the project, trust and confidence in Europe have substantially increased among the local population
- The LAG’s staff have acquired experience in dealing with different funding regimes; and
- Authorities and have strengthened their know-how and confidence.