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The LEADER Method - An Educational Film

Tool category
& type

Audiovisual and Media:

  • Video Clip
  • Keyword(s)

    Capacity building, Leader, Promotion


    The German LAGs often asked for a tool in which the LEADER approach was described in a way which could be easily understood by everybody. The film about the LEADER method was finalised on 19 December 2013.
    It was a Christmas present for the LAGs and all stakeholders involved in the LEADER process. The film is available on the NRN website and can be downloaded and used by everybody who has some interest in the approach or would like to raise understanding of LEADER.

    & RDP Region(s)


  • [DE] National Level
  • Main purpose

    The short film sort to support people to understand what the LEADER approach is and to bring back the original meaning of the method - reminding everybody who is involved in the process. LEADER is very difficult to explain in a few minutes consequently the NRSU explored opportunities to overcome this challenge and decided that a short educational film would be the best solution. During the time between the funding periods the film is a very good
    tool for the LAGs (or for those who would like to become a LAG) to convince stakeholders to join a LAG and to take part in the participatory consultation process. In addition, it is always good to refresh understanding of what LEADER is in principle amongst experienced stakeholders - without the bureaucratic burden.

    Target audience

    EAFRD Beneficiaries:

  • Farmers
  • Other rural businesses
  • Other EAFRD Beneficiaries

  • Rural Development Stakeholders:

  • Other Government
  • LAGs
  • EU Institutions
  • Other Rural Development Stakeholders

  • General Audience:

  • General Public
  • Rural Population
  • Technical information

    Date produced

    December 2013

    Cost range

    €5 000 to €9 999


    German National Rural Network

    Distribution & Promotion

    The film is availabe through the website and was promoted to all LAGs and NRN stakeholders.

    Assessment of effectiveness

    Feedback received from the LAGs has been very good, however the film and its impact have not yet been evaluated.

    Name of organisation

    German NRN - Deutsche Vernetzungsstelle Ländliche Räume

    Type of

    National Rural Network



    Name of contact person

    Anke Wehmeyer


    Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung (BLE) Deichmanns Aue 29
    53179 Bonn


    +49 (0)228 6845-3841