LAG Međimurski doli i bregi primarily deals with the implementation of The Rural Development Program of the Republic of Croatia 2014 – 2020, and currently the other two projects are funded by other European funds – Rural SKILLS and ECool-Tour.
|Project name:||Project value:||Duration:||Program:||LAG role|
|Sub-measures 19.2., 19.3. and 19.4. of The Rural Development Program of the Republic of Croatia 2014 – 2020||10.170.580,14 HRK||2014. – 2020.||The Rural Development Program of the Republic of Croatia 2014 – 2020||holder|
|Project ECool-Tour||829.360,00 EUR||30 months (from July 1st 2017)||Cross-Border Cooperation Program Interreg Slovenia – Croatia||partner|
|Rural SKILLS||126.155,00 EUR||24 months (from October 15th 2017)||ERASMUS+; KA2||partner|
Sub-measures 19.2., 19.3. and 19.4. of The Rural Development Program of the Republic of Croatia 2014 – 2020
Based on the final Decision on the selection of the LAG and the conclusion of a contract with the Ministry of Agriculture in February 2017, LAG Međimurski doli i bregi was allocated with the funds in the amount of 10.170.580,14 HRK for the implementation of Sub-measure 19.2, Sub-measure 19.3. and Sub-measure 19.4.
Sub-measure 19.2. “The implementation of operations within CLLD strategy”
The LAG will announce tenders and make project selection in accordance with the Local Development Strategy of the LAG and the Rural Development Program 2014-2020. A detailed workflow of implementation and call for tenders will be defined by special acts and the LAG Local Development Strategy Implementation Plan. The first call for proposals by the LAG is expected, depending on the decisions of the Ministry of Agriculture and Paying Agency, during 2017.
Eligible users are selected LAGs and project holders, i.e. each subject submitting an application to the project selection and is directly responsible for the start, management, implementation and results and which has a permanent residence or is registered or has a branch office within the area of the selected LAG.
Sub-measure 19.3. “Preparation and implementation of cooperation LAG”
This sub-measure refers to the development and implementation of LAG cooperation projects that are defined in the Local Development Strategy. There are two types of operations under this sub-measure: 19.3.1. ”Preparation of LAG cooperation activities” and 19.3.2. ”Implementation LAG cooperation activities”.
Sub-measure 19.4. “Running costs and animation”
Sub-measure 19.4. refers to the current costs and LAG operation, animation and educational and promotional activities of the LAG for the period 2016 – 2023.
Cross-Border Cooperation Program Interreg Slovenia – Croatia aims to promote a sustainable, safe and vital border area and to encourage smart approaches to the conservation, mobilization and management of natural and cultural assets for the benefit of people who live and work or just visit the program area. Successful regional and border development is the goal of the European territorial cooperation program that also contributes to the integration process within the EU and the building of a European identity.
Project ECooL-Tour is worth EUR 829,360.00, of which The European Regional Development Fund covers 85% of the eligible costs. LAG Međimurski doli i bregi is with the ACT group from Čakovec a partner on the Croatian side, while on the Slovenian side the partners are CAAP (Center of Alternative and Autonomus Production) from Maribor, with the leading partner MOZAIK, the Social Inclusion Society from Murska Sobota.
The project will last for 30 months (from July 1st 2017), and during this period Slovenian and Croatian partners will carry out a series of joint activities that will link the existing initiatives in the field of sustainable tourism in the border region and form a model of cooperation in creating tourism products of the area, which will include both natural and cultural heritage.
LAG Međimurski doli i bregi is one of the partners on the project Rural Skills, funded by the ERASMUS+ program; Key Activity KA2 Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices. The project is worth EUR 126,155.00 and started with implementation on October 15th, 2017. The project duration is 20 months.
The leading partner of the project is the LAG MontagnAppennino from Italy, and the other partners are the Alto Tamega Region Development Agency from Portugal, the Raia Nordestina Development Agency from Portugal, the LAG Zied Zeme from Latvia, the LAG Vlaamse Ardennen from Belgium and the Institute for Reconstruction and the Environment from Spain.
The main objective of the project are:
- to create a transnational network of European LAGs to share ideas, practices and methods,
- to widen knowledge and learning methods about sustainable rural development
- to improve educational and training methodologies for rural development operators
- to reintroduce the importance of transnational cooperation among LAGs and rural development organizations
- to meet the needs and challenges addressed in the strategies of the LEADER areas
- to develop new visions and new dimensions will support and promote new ways of working.
As a part of the project, a participation in five study visits and workshops in partner countries is planned, as well as organization of a study visit to Croatia in November 2018.