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Building a community of friends of Local Action Group in Larnaca by using a Facebook account

Tool category
& type

Website and Social Media:

  • Facebook
  • Keyword(s)

    Citizen participation, Communications, Exchange, Local Action Group, Networking, Website & Social Media, Young people


    The Larnaca District Development Agency (LAG) Facebook account accounts for more than 70 friends since it was launched early 2012. It is used to promote local regional businesses by either sharing links to articles posted on other websites (like, for example, the one related to a beekeeping business), or by disseminating information about their own events, or posting about awards they win. For all these friends are invited to comment and add to share their own information and this social networking platform becomes an important place for relevant debates and experience sharing. Posts, photos and videos about workshops organized by Lag in various field, as well as events within different projects implemented are posted in order to keep those interested up-dated.

    & RDP Region(s)


  • [CY] National Level
  • Main purpose

    The Facebook account is used to create a network of friends of local rural development process, to keep them involved and to provide for them a platform for expressing their views on relevant topics. Facebook monitoring systems is used to track the most successful posts and so for assessing the content that stakeholders are interested in.

    tools used


    Target audience

    EAFRD Beneficiaries:

  • Farmers
  • Other rural businesses
  • Women
  • Youth
  • Marginalised and Disabled
  • Other EAFRD Beneficiaries

  • Rural Development Stakeholders:

  • NRNs
  • Managing Authorities
  • Other Government
  • LAGs
  • EU Institutions
  • Other Rural Development Stakeholders

  • General Audience:

  • Students
  • Youth
  • General Public
  • Urban Population
  • Rural Population
  • Other General Audience
  • Technical information

    One year old Facebook account, with more than 70 friends, 3 photo albums; Greek Language and also with English main presentation and basic information.

    Date produced


    Cost range

    up to €4 999


    Larnaca District Development Agency

    Distribution & Promotion

    The Facebook account is promoted on the LAGs website and it is easily accessible through a link on the webpage.

    Name of organisation

    Larnaca District Development Agency

    Type of

    Local Action Group


    Name of contact person

    Makis Papamichael


    Agiou Lazarou 2B, Voroklini, Cyprus


    +357 24 815280