Event Title

LEADER rural development action groups in Central-Eastern Europe

Session

Architecture and Spatial Planning

Description

Rural areas are among the zones negatively affected by socio-economic consequences of globalization. The development of lagging behind regions has a multi-decade history in Europe. A broad range of methods of regional development methods has been used to realize common objectives. According to experiences universal development methods are rarely able to solve local specific challenges. Place-sensitive bottom-up development methods can help tackling these problems.The LEADER (Liaison entre actions de développement de l'économie rurale) method has been introduced in the European Union at the beginning of the 1990s. Since that date is has become one of the most successful community initiatives and now it is an integrated part of rural and urban development (community-led local development – CLLD).After the EU access of Central and Eastern European countries LEADER method was introduced to these states as well. Our recent article concentrates on the experiences of four countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) in the implementation of this program. Some specialities will be presented in the spatial, symbolic, institutional and functional dimensions of LEADER local action groups in the related countries.The research is based on a wide variety of methods such as the analysis of official European statistical databases, the content analysis of local development strategies and questionnaire surveys.

Keywords:

rural development, LEADER program, governance, bottom-up development methods

Session Chair

Binak Beqaj

Session Co-Chair

Elvida Pallaska

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-437-69-1

Location

Pristina, Kosovo

Start Date

27-10-2018 9:00 AM

End Date

27-10-2018 10:30 AM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2018.17

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LEADER rural development action groups in Central-Eastern Europe

Pristina, Kosovo

Rural areas are among the zones negatively affected by socio-economic consequences of globalization. The development of lagging behind regions has a multi-decade history in Europe. A broad range of methods of regional development methods has been used to realize common objectives. According to experiences universal development methods are rarely able to solve local specific challenges. Place-sensitive bottom-up development methods can help tackling these problems.The LEADER (Liaison entre actions de développement de l'économie rurale) method has been introduced in the European Union at the beginning of the 1990s. Since that date is has become one of the most successful community initiatives and now it is an integrated part of rural and urban development (community-led local development – CLLD).After the EU access of Central and Eastern European countries LEADER method was introduced to these states as well. Our recent article concentrates on the experiences of four countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) in the implementation of this program. Some specialities will be presented in the spatial, symbolic, institutional and functional dimensions of LEADER local action groups in the related countries.The research is based on a wide variety of methods such as the analysis of official European statistical databases, the content analysis of local development strategies and questionnaire surveys.