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Meeting of LEADER LAGs from the Carpathian Basin

Tool category
& type


  • Other Events
  • Keyword(s)

    Leader, Local Action Group, Networking, Transnational cooperation


    A partner-seeking meeting was held in Hungary for Local Action Groups of the Carpathian Basin, 6-8 March, 2013 at Bugyi. The event was organised together by the Ministries of Rural Development and National Economy and the Hungarian National Rural Network. It brough together participants from Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Serbia and Ukraine and emphasized the importance of international experience and expertise related to rural development approach through LEADER.

    & RDP Region(s)


  • [HU] National Level
  • Main purpose

    The three-day-long event had as main goal to facilitate partner search for the participating representatives of Local Action Groups. For those already cooperating, it was intended to help in formulating concrete co-operational projects. It was a good mean to highlight benefits of partnership projects and to share experience among local producers, local stakeholders and initiators of cooperation projects.

    tools used

    Website of the Hungarian NRN, video, Facebook

    Target audience

    EAFRD Beneficiaries:

  • Other EAFRD Beneficiaries

  • Rural Development Stakeholders:

  • LAGs
  • Other Rural Development Stakeholders

  • General Audience:

  • General Public
  • Rural Population
  • Technical information

    The 3 days event’s agenda had a highly participatory character, and proposed open space moderation and workshop techniques. There were also various presentations held and cooperation cards used, that facilitated match-making of interested partners. Additionally, a video was made that depict overall atmosphere and offers testimonials of the participants regarding the scope and benefits of the event.

    Date produced

    March 2013

    Cost range

    €10 000 to €24 999


    Hungarian National Rural Network

    Distribution & Promotion

    Invitations for the event were distributed accross Carpathian Basin countries and related institutions. Video from the event was uploaded to Youtube and embedded into the NRN website and Facebook page.

    Assessment of effectiveness

    The event was considered as successfull and resulted in establishing connections and exchanged knowledge between participants. New coooperation projects followed up this meeting.

    Name of organisation

    Hungarian National Rural Network

    Type of

    National Rural Network

    Partner organisation(s)

    Ministries of Rural Development and National Economy



    Name of contact person

    Ágnes Kiss


    Park st. 2.
    H-1223 Budapest