Alike in Diversity? Local Action Groups in Nine European Countries

Date

2022-12-14

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Publisher

Palgrave

Type

Book chapter

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

Local Action Groups (LAGs) are seen as an integral part in the development of rural economies across the EU. They are a strong network of interaction between the local state and society. Yet what is unclear is the extent to which LAGs operate in a similar manner across different countries. Their remit is detailed clearly through the EU; their activities and operations, however, may differ significantly. For example, in some countries LAGs operate beyond the rural environment. This chapter explores the diversity and uniformity of the LAGs included in the survey, to assess the self-perceptions of their role and importance to civil society.

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Keywords

Local Action Groups, LAGs, local state, society, rural, self-perception

Citation

Lysek, J., Krukowska, J., Navarro, C., Jones, A. and Copus, C. (2022) Alike in Diversity? Local Action Groups in Nine European Countries. In: Björn Egner, Hubert Heinelt, Jakub Lysek, Patricia Silva, and Filipe Teles (eds.) Perspectives on Local Governance Across Europe: Insights on Local State-Society Relations, pp. 310-317

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Local Governance Research Centre (LGRC)