LEADER (“Liaison Entre Actions de Développement de l’Économie Rurale”, meaning ‘Links between the rural economy and development actions’) is a local development method which allows local actors to develop an area by using its endogenous development potential.
Local Action Groups (LAGs) are the mainstay of the implementation of the LEADER approach. Their responsibilities include the development of local strategies, supporting stakeholder networking and the appraisal and approval of individual LEADER projects.

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