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Dear Readers,
Let us hand out the third edition of the Leader+ quarterly published jointly by a consortium comprising
FAPA, NUoACH KRIR, AEC? CDR?, FAOW Rural Forum. This publication is to make Local Action Groups from
Bieszczady, the vicinity of Olkusz, Beskid Sądecki and Gorlicki better known to our readers. We present also
the information on the III Festival of Slavic and Cistercian culture at Ląd upon the Warta river and share
the information on the Leader Programme that we gathered during a study tour in Hungary.
The potential that the cultural heritage presents is an important part of LEADER activities and significant
element of the local development strategies. This concerns in particular the regional and traditional products.
Therefore, we continue to explore the topic of local brand we started in the second, spring edition. LEADER
can, and should, play an important role to support the process of revitalising, developing and promoting local
In our country, cultural achievements include also the heritage of agri-food products with the great diversity
of traditional production methods based on the old, well preserved plants varieties and domestic animal
breeds. If well matched, growing interest amongst consumers along with the support that can be possibly
provided under the LEADER+ Programme can result not only in the even greater popularity of traditional
and regional products, but also give or enhance business aspects of such ventures.
Let us encourage you to get in touch with the LAG’s operating in your area. To facilitate your search, we publish
the directory with all the addresses of the LAGs implementing projects under Scheme II. It is also worth
recommending that you contact Marshall Office, which will identify the LAGs operating in a given area to
those interested.
We hope you enjoy reading this edition.
Editorial Staff
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EDITORIAL .................................................................................................................................................................................................................2
Active life in the Bieszczady mountains ....................................................................................................................................4
Small homelands of Beskid Sądecki ...........................................................................................................................................7
Local action Group „Beskid Gorlicki” ......................................................................................................................................9
Association „Local Action Group for rural areas in the gmina of Olkusz” ........................................................10
Pilgrimages and peregrinations Some thoughts on III Festival of Slavic and Cistercian culture
at Ląd upon the Warta river.........................................................................................................................................11
Local Action Groups implementing Project under Scheme II.....................................................................................12
Information on the implementation of Measure 2.7. „Pilot Leader+ Programme” (Scheme II) .......12
„Good beginning” - Polish-Hungarian co-operation under the Leader Programme....................................17
Visit to Hungary .................................................................................................................................................................................19
LEADER+ as a tool to develop the market of regional and traditional products ...........................................22
Editorial Staff:
Andrzej Hałasiewicz
Sławomir Nosowicz
Barbara Kucharska
Fundacja Bieszczadzka Partnerstwo dla Środowiska,
Stowarzyszenie Perły Beskidu Sądeckiego, Stowarzyszenie
Lokalna Grupa Działania dla Obszarów Wiejskich Gminy Olkusz
Stowarzyszenie Lokalna Grupa Działania „Beskid Gorlicki“ LGD
Fundacja Unia Nadwarciańska, Węgierskie Centrum Leader
w Budapeszcie, Archiwum FAPA,
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Active life in the Bieszczady mountains
Seated in Lesko, Bieszczady Partnership for Environment Foundation was
established on 15 December, 2003. The founders represented the
Partnership Group „Zielone Bieszczady and the Foundation was started
by 6 NGOs representing social sector along with 4 private entrepreneurs.
The first group representing social sector includes: Bieszczadzkie
Stowarzyszenie Ekoturystyczne „Baszta” (eco-tourism), Bieszczadzkie
Towarzystwo Cyklistów (cycling), Bieszczadzkie Towarzystwo Folkowe
„Bojkowiana” (folk art), Stowarzyszenie Społeczne „Dzieciom
Bieszczadzkiej Szkoły w Zatwarnicy” (school aid organisation),
Stowarzyszenie Agroturystyczne „Galicyjskie Gospodarstwa Gościnne –
Bieszczady” (agri-tourism), Fundacja Partnerstwo dla Środowiska
z Krakowa (environment NGO from Cracow). Private sektor is
represented by Agencja Turystyczno-Promocyjna „Bieszczady” (tourism
promotion agency), Pensjonat „Bazyl“ (pension), Wyciągi narciarskie –
Ustrzyki Dolne (skiing lifts) and Ośrodek Wczasowy „Bieszczady” –
Myczkowce (package holiday centre).
The Foundation is a Local Action Group in charge Integrated Rural
Development Strategy (IRDS) of implementation under Scheme II of the
Leader+ Pilot Programme II with the area of operations covering 9 local
administrative units (gminas) in the Bieszczady mountains, podkarpackie
voivodship (region): Baligród, Cisna, Czarna, Komańcza, Lesko, Lutowiska,
Olszanica, Solina, Ustrzyki Dolne. The Foundation liaises closely with the
Partership Group „Zielone Bieszczady”, which is a joint initiative
including non-government organisations (NGOs), private and public
sectors as well as the local institutions and people working together to
benefit the Bieszczady area. Partnership activities now involve 92
entities from three sectors: social (31), private (28) and public (33). The
Partnership was established as a result of broad social consultations
process back in 2000.
Local Action Group, or the Bieszczady Partnership for Environment
Foundation was launched basing on the capacity built after several years
of cooperation in the Partnership Group „Zielone Bieszczady”. The
implementation of joint undertakings and the years of earlier cooperation
facilitated the LAG establishment as well as the elaboration of precisely
devised targets and tasks that are now spelled out in the Integrated Rural
Development Strategy (IRDS).
From the onset of its activities, the Bieszczady Partnership for
Environment Foundation has taken on the role as the secretariat for the
Partnership Group „Zielone Bieszczady” and the coordinator of the
programmes the Group implements. These activities are financed with
funds from the sources other than Leader+ Pilot Programme. Contrary
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to some other LAGs operating across Poland, this one, or the Bieszczady
Partnership for Environment Foundation, was created basing on the
existing Foundation as a result of the explicit wish of 92 partners. Thus,
the activities under the Leader+ programme are not the only ones it
carries out, which is convergent with the Leader philosophy.
Local Action Group, or the Bieszczady Partnership for Environment
Foundation is to resolve economic, social and ecological issues in its
operations area by integrating partnership activities of the non
-government organisations, local entrepreneurs, individuals, self
-government authorities and other public institutions to enable the best
possible use to be made of natural and cultural resources with a view to
develop tourism, improve living standards for locals and create consistent
programme of sustainable development for the Bieszczady mountains.
The topics to be highlighted as signposts for the Integrated Rural
Development Programme for the Bieszczady mountains include as
Use of natural and cultural resources, including the potential of sites
included in Nature 2000 network.
Improved living standards in rural areas.
Leader denotes an approach to rural areas development that is to :
– mobilise local communities to take responsibility for their future,
– integrate local resources and economic, social and public partners,
– be decentralised, integrated, bottom-up and innovative,
– be open to cooperation with others by taking up joint action, sharing
information and networking,
– through LAGs, provide support to small projects in technical,
administrative and financial terms,
– further development basing on the use of local resources and
matching specific local conditions.
Aims of the integrated rural development strategy (IRDS) in the
Bieszczady mountains:
1. Support and input into the development of IRDS initiatives aimed at
the expansion of tourism services offer basing on natural resources, and
in particular:
a. support to the concept of using the resources of the Bieszczady
National Park for tourism purposes, including the Pan Parks concept,
b. further modernisation and development of Bieszczadzka Kolejka
Leśna (woodlands narrow gauge railway line) ,
c. round the railway line, building a complementary offer of tourism
d. devising attractive offer of tourism services based on the
„Bieszczady w siodle” (trekking on horseback) project,
e. support and development of the „Greenway Eastern Carpathians”
2. Development of the Bieszczady image as a place for active holiday
and use of natural scenery in an environment friendly manner.
3. Building links between the social, public and private sector to ensure
orchestrated and sustainable use of cultural and natural resources.
4. Enhancing the tourism business activities and initiatives of the local
people by:
a. training and advising them on the tourism services development,
b. demonstrating examples of successful tourism businesses and people,
5. Taking care to expand the range and production of local
products, especially traditionally and hand made, as follows:
a. promoting the idea of getting local products certified,
b. elaboration of local range of products and services to highlight their
unique properties and make them distinctive,
c. elaboration of concept for local products distribution through the
virtual and real sales points across area included in the Integrated Rural
Development Programme (IRDP).
As the activities to be co-financed under Scheme II, PPL+ are still
underway, below presented are the examples of activities implemented
by the Partnership Group Zielone Bieszczady outside the scope of Scheme II,
The most important programmes implemented by Partnership Group
Zielone Bieszczady outside the scope of Scheme II, PPL+ are as follows:
• Green bicycle – „Greenway Karpaty Wschodnie”
Located in the south-eastern tip of Poland, the range of Bieszczady
mountains is part of the great bend of Karpaty Wschodnie (Eastern
Carpathians), the world of nature without borders. For centuries it has
been the meeting place of many cultures, peoples and ethnic groups –
those of Wallachians, Lemkos, Boykov, Romanies as well as Jewish,
Rusyn, Polish, Slovak, Ukrainian and Hungarian people.
The Green Bicycle – Greenway Karpaty Wschodnie (east Carpathians)
is the most important project of the Partnership Group ”Zielone
Bieszczady”. Local Action Group, or the Bieszczady Partnership for
Environment Foundation coordinates the project and social activities in
connection with cycling routes, whereas the Bieszczadzkie Towarzystwo
Cyklistów (cycling association) from Ustrzyki Dolne is in charge of routes
identification and marking. As main objective, the project is to create
international bicycle trail of natural and cultural heritage and a brand
tourism product based on „Greenway” idea. As part of the Green Bicycle
– Greenway Karpaty Wschodnie (Eastern Carpathians), the route passes
through Bieszczady and includes the most beautiful parts of the region,
natural and cultural monuments as well as sites of interest (galleries)
and events such as workshops by folk artists or artisans (potters,
weavers, sculptors and fine paper cutters), and local initiatives to
preserve heritage.
Following the trail one can learn much about interesting initiatives
promoting eco-tourism, local craftsmen and artists, taste local cuisine,
listen to music and feel the true atmosphere of the outback regions in
East of Europe.
The assumption of the trail is that the common resources and attractive
natural and cultural heritage of the Polish-Slovakian-Ukrainian
borderland should be the source of income and meet the needs if its
inhabitants as well as give grounds to develop branded quality services
offered on the global tourism market.
Main axis of the Green Bicycle cross the Bieszczady range is
125 km long and the adjoining local loops and theme paths add 1300 km
more to cover the area of 2428,6 km2. They cut through the tri-lateral
UNESCO bio-sphere reserve area. In the region, the network of tourism
routes to be followed on foot, horseback, bicycle or kayak was set up
thanks to the people who developed local initiatives and cooperated
within the frame of Partnership Group „Zielone Bieszczady”.
The programme supports the development of new tourism products (for
e.g. Bieszczady on horseback, narrow gauge railway line), as well as
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activities round some other routes (np. „Trail of icons” „Trail of
strongholds on the San river”, „Ŝvejk’s path”) launched thanks to the
initiatives of, inter alia, the Promotion Division of the Municipal Office in
Sanok and marked by Bieszczadzkie Towarzystwo Cyklistów (cycling
Work to launch Social Enterprise „Zielony Rower started in 2005. Now it
is a licensed tour-operator of the „green bicycle” products. The company
proivides jobs to people who were earlier unemployed and living in the
Bieszczady. The profits generated in the business will increase the Fund
of the Partnership Group „Zielone Bieszczady” to finance local initiatives
across the region. The company was launched thanks to the project
„Social economy on the Amber Trail” implemented under the EQUAL
Community Initiative.
• „Local product from the Bieszczady mountains”
(Made in Bieszczady)
Started in 2002 thanks to the subsidy form the Carpathian
Foundation (under the “Integrated Rural Development Programme”), the
project is targeted at talended artists and crafts people living in the area.
Partnership Group took steps to create „Bieszczady Centre of Promotion
and Local product Certifiation” at Gminnym Ośrodku Kultury (cultural
centre) at Lutowiska, which is gling to facilitate the local producers’
operations on the European market. Taking the inventory of about 200
local products and producers has beeen greatest success so far.
Producers have been provided also with training courses on basic
marketing and business management skills. The programme creates jobs
for the unemployed and conditions conducive to small business as it
helps to arrange for joint promotion and advertising activities. As a
result, association called „Bies” was established to include over
50 producers and artisans. It coordinates the programme and certyfies local
• „Architecture and nature complex in Bieszczady”
The Bieszczady Architecture and Nature Complex is one of the long-term
programme” implemented by Partnership Group „Zielone Bieszczady.
Established in 2003, the Local Action Group, or the Bieszczady
Partnership for Environment Foundation now coordinates the programme
aimed at the integration of activities to protect the natural and
architectural landscape in the area of Bieszczady and the adjoining
border areas in Slovakia and Ukraine. The Partnership Group wants to
support the conservation and exhibition at valuable nature and
architecture sites, as well as some private local collections of
individual hobbyists to use them as starting point for a network of local
The programme is aimed at the economic development of the Bieszczady
communities thanks to the protection and revitalisation of natural and
cultural scenery. Furthermore, the coordinators want to launch partner
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cooperation to support Bieszczady Architecture and Nature Complex
Programme. It is going to involve three sectors: NGOs, self-government
authorities and entrepreneurs along with scientific institutions,
schools and organisations active in nature and landscape
• „Green Bicycle Schools”
The „Green bicycle Schools„ programme is focused on education to
foster sustainable development. It includes initiatives to create wildlife
and nature refuge areas (arboretum, botanical gardens, nature study
paths), to promote economic water and waste management, and energy
In the years 2001-2003, a national „Schools for Eco-development”
programme was launched. The Civic Association „Dzieciom Bieszczadzkiej
Szkoły w Zatwarnicy” (aiding school children at Zawarnica) became the
regional coordinator on behalf of the Partnership Group „Zielone Bieszczady”.
Commencing December, 2003, the „Schools for Eco-development”
programme has been coordinated by Local Action Group, or the Bieszczady
Partnership for Environment Foundation acting as secretariat for the
Partnership Group Zielone Bieszczady.
The „Green bicycle Schools„ programme is to promote ecological ways of
living and rational use of natural resources and civic forms of natural
environment protection.
The programme is going to utilise the local schools capabilities to facilitate
the economic growth of the Bieszczady communities by protecting and
revitalising the natural and cultural scenery based on the existing Green
Bicycle – Greenway Karpaty Wschodnie (Eastern Carpathians), international
trail of cultural and natural heritage. As implemented under this
programme, the activities are to enrich the knowledge, awareness and
skills of children, youth and adults alike concerning the process of
decision making, planning and organisation by the way of involving them
in tasks based on the idea of eco-museum. Moreover, they are to
activate local communities and strengthen the Partnership Group
„Zielone Bieszczady” as well as help launching cooperation with other
partnership groups from other parts of Poland operating in the National
Network of Partnership Groups.
• The Fund of the Partnership Group „Zielone Bieszczady”
Since 2006, after it received the certificate of the Polish - American
Foundation of Liberty and Academy of Philanthropy Development in
Poland, the Foundation has taken on the role of Local Grant Organisation.
Over 50 local initiatives were identified and received supplementary
co-funding of over PLN 100 000 at the grant competitions held so far.
The Fund has facilitated the development of some programmes as well
as promoted philanthropy based attitudes and voluntary work amongst
the population in the region. It has also provided financing to implement
small social projects and enhance activities in local communities.
Prizes and distinctions
Prizes and distinctions awarded to the Foundation show that the work to
attain its goals has been noteworthy:
Distinction for the local NGO working to promote cooperation in Eastern
and Central Europe granted by the Economic Forum in Krynica (2004).
Diploma of honour for the model implementation of the „Schools
for Eco-development” Programme and engaging schools in the
establishment of Local Ecological Activities Centres in 2004-2005.
– I Prize, International Poznań Fair and Rural Development
Foundation for the „Green bicycle tourism route – Greenways Karpaty
Wschodnie”, V Competition for the Best Regional Agri-tourism Product
of the Year (2006).
Distinction by the Marshal of Podkarpackie voivodship (2006) to
acknowledge special contribution to agri-tourism development.
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Jointly with Bieszczadzkie Towarzystwem Cyklistów (cycling
association) and Partnership Group „Zielone Bieszczady”, main
Lawrence S. Rockefeller’s Prize for the best Greenways initiative in the
Central and Eastern Europe in 2006. The prize is awarded annually by the
Central and Eastern European Association of „Environmental
Partnership for Sustainable Development” Foundation (2006).
Bieszczady Partnership for Environment Foundation together with
„Baszta”, or Bieszczady Eco-tourism Association, plays a role as NGOs
Support Centre when hey completed a project co-funded by the US
Embassy. The Foundation is also a member of the Rural Development
Forum and international initiative Carpathian Ecoregion Initiative (CERI).
Both organisations have also cooperated for some time with other
partnership groups cross Poland in the National Network of Partnership
Groups. The cooperation enhances mutual support amongst many local
communities from different Polish regions as they can pool up resources
and strengthen their respective roles. In 2005, in recognition of their
efforts, Bieszczady partners were awarded the Parnership Group of the
Year title by their peers in the National Network of Partnership Groups.
Team of the Bieszczady Partnership
for Environment Foundation
„Na małem skrowku nase łojcyzny
dzie się do nieba styrmiom hole
a Poprod zbiyro bystre potoki
łod wieków zyli corni górole.
Nie mni robotne i nie mni harde
niz tamte biołe górole łod Tater
bo ich nie przegnoł przecie z te ziemie
nijaki przednówek ni holny wiater“
fragment of a poem by Wanda Łomnicka-Dulak, a poet from Piwniczna Zdrój
Small homelands in Beskid Sądecki
Stowarzyszenie Perły Beskidu Sądeckiego, or Beskid Sądecki
Association, was registered in April 2006. It now implements
a project under Scheme II of Pilot Leader+ Programme with the
area of operations covering four adjoining local administrative
units (gminas): Łabowa, Nawojowa, Piwniczna-Zdrój and Rytro
in the poviat (district) of Nowy Sącz. This area belongs to the
most attractive in the whole region of Małopolska because of
interesting history, still living and abundant regional traditions,
and hospitality of the local people. It borders directly with
Slovakia, which enhances tourist assets. It features diverse
natural environment with many woodland refuge areas and
remarkable cultural heritage.
Special cultural heritage is the distinctive feature of his land as
it has been populated with several ethnic groups, including
Lachy, Lemkos and Black Mountaineers. Their culture is still
notable in folk art objects. Artistic handicraft traditions are
preserved by many folk artists and artisans, including wood
– carvers, sculptors, cabinet and lace makers, embroidery
artisans, painters as well as representatives of dying trades
such as cart-grease makers, potters, coopers, blacksmiths and
glovers. Here, in mountainous farmsteads, often in hardly
accessible locations far away from towns or even villages,
at the proverbial „world’s end”, one still finds locals being
passionate about creating things, people who want create
something to stay once they are gone.
Each gmina has its own folk ensemble that presents and
preserves traditional local customs, rites, costumes, music,
songs, dances and local dialect in speech and writing. There are
also associations of local history enthusiasts. Annually
organised, many events enrich the calendar of tourist
attractions and allow the visitors in region to get to know and
touch directly its unique culture.
Beskid Sądecki Association is aware of many real treasures to
be found in the diversity of the local gminas, which need to be
protected and shown, and many lie hidden still to be discovered.
Therefore, the Association activities aim at:
• Improving the living standard amongst local population
• Supporting agri-tourism development
• Increasing the level of ecological education amongst the public
• Supporting vocational activities of the local people along
with entrepreneurship and growth in the local communities
• Disseminating knowledge about Sądecczyzna land and
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presenting its socio-cultural achievements, promoting culture
and tourism enhancing assets as well as preventing social
exclusion of some local groups.
Area of the gmina – 49 km2
Population – about 7,5 thousand
Highest point – 1 053 m above the sea level
Almost half of the gmina terrain is mountainous woodland with
two thirds located in the Poprad Landscape Park and its external
protected zone, so it is under strict protection. Here one can
admire scenic landscape, pure environment, well preserved
primeval Carpathian woodland with plethora of wildlife (deer,
roe-deer, wild boar, lynx, wildcat, wolf). Back in 19th century,
the Stadnicki family launched steelworks, the first steam
sawmill and joiner’s shop. Today, this gmina sets priority on the
development of trekking, cycle and ski tourism, recreation and
agri-tourism, cattle breeding and herbs growing.
Area of the gmina – 42 km2
Population – about 3,7 thousand
Highest point – 1264 m above the sea level
Rytro is a rural gmina located picturesquely in the Wielkiej
Roztoki Valley and that of Poprad river. Here you come to the
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crossing of tourist routes from the mountain chains of Radziejowa,
Przehyba and Jaworzyna Krynicka. Tourists can follow the trail of
Rogaś fawn from the Roztoka Valley, whose adventures Maria
Kownacka described in her famous book on „Rogaś z Doliny
Roztoki”, or one can take a trip in one of the rafting boats along
the Poprad river, search for wild springs of remedial mineral
water, or admire the scenery from the castle hill. In medieval
times, ruins of the old stronghold used to be customs point at the
shortest route merchants took from Hungary to Poland. Rytro
sees its future in the development of summer and winter
tourism, as well as environmentally friendly crafts and apiculture.
Area of the gmina – 119,2 km2
Population – about 5,2 thousand
Highest point – 1082 m above the sea level
Łabowa is situated in the basin of the Kamienica Nawojowska
river. Most of the breath taking scenery is included in the covered
Poprad Landscape Park. Even though mountain slopes render
the development of agriculture hardly possible, cattle production is
present. There are ponds with rainbow trout production in the
villages where Lemkos used to live ( Felczyn, Uhryń, Nowa
Wieś). Natural resources feature first of all scenic valleys with
rivers and white water streams. The valleys are mostly grown
with woodland where plenty of mushrooms can be found, especially
the rare Saffron milk caps. Tourists can come here for weekends,
go trekking or cycling, ski on slopes or practice cross – country
skiing. Taking a break at Kamianna can be combined with
apitherapy, or treatment with apiculture (bees) products.
Area of the gmina – 126 km2
Population – about 10,5 thousand
Highest point – 1140 m above the sea level
The area of Piwniczna town and gmina are very attractive for tourists all the year round. Skiing stations, one at Wierchomla with
a chairlift and the one at Sucha Dolina have developed their
brand names already. Cultural heritage with unique traditions of
Black Poprad Mountaineers along with easy communication
access make Piwniczna a fine starting point for scenic areas
trekking trips. Tourists can access easily the mountains that
surround town. Already in 19th century, Piwniczna won recognition
as a spa with medicinal mineral water used to treat digestive
system and respiratory tract ailments. It also would reduce
sugar and cholesterol level. Local country housewives would
offer visitors some regional specialities. One can also make
a trip to Slovakia though the border crossing point at Mniszek.
It is worth stressing that given the specific terrain features and
tourism assets of the area the a/m gminas cover, the Association decided to focus on tourism and agri-tourism development
when implementing their project under the Pilot Leader+ Programme. The venture with the motto „ Skiing cross-country to be
healthy and fit ” has been completed already. Thanks to the supplementary financing from the PLP+, cross-country skiing routes have been identified and prepared. They have been also
fitted with specially elaborated tables and marks. In the project
theme „Be invited to explore tourist routes in Beskidy”, the marking of existing routes has been unified with some new routes
added and marked (for e.g. Rogaś fawn Trail).
The topics to be handled in the near future include: Sacral (art)
Trail, Quality of Beskidy products.The Days of Beskidy highlights
will be held soon.
By: Beata Polakiewicz
Stowarzyszenie Perły Beskidu Sądeckiego
Beskid Sądecki Association
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„Beskid Gorlicki” Local Action Group
Association, „Beskid Gorlicki” Local Action Group operates in
the area of Gorlicki Poviat in the south-eastern part of the
Małopolskie voivodship, which includes the mountain chain of
Beskid Niski. Under Pilot Leader + Programme, the activities
are implemented in eight rural gminas (municipalities): Bobowa,
Gorlice, Lipinki, Łużna, Moszczenica, Ropa, Sękowa, Uście Gorlickie and the mixed, urban-rural gmina of Biecz in Gorlice Poviat.
Scheme II of the Pilot Leader +Programme is conducive to the
improvement of living standards in rural areas as it facilitates
the implementation of comprehensive tasks in many sectors
with special focus on tourism development, protection and
promotion of natural scenery and environment along with the
use of historic and cultural assets. It also supports the promotion
and development of regional products manufacturing.
Commencing May, 2007, a series of training courses was delivered
with regard to ecological agriculture, wholesome foodstuffs zdrowej
żywności and producer groups, the use of renewable energy
sources, professional marketing and promotion to prepare for
an exhibition promoting rural areas, and special training session
to increase knowledge on the accessibility of the EU funding.
Workshops were held on dying-out trades and crafts along with
those on how to search for funds to finance rural initiatives and
tourism development. Some further workshops focused on on
how to preserve and continue the traditions of Rural Women
Circles Kół Gospodyń Wiejskich.
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from Bobowo) has been entitled to use the promotional logo of
„Local Product” for one year.
As building and developing partnership on the LAG area is
tremendously important for the region’s future, a conference
on this topic was organized in June, 2007. It presented the
possibilities of co-financing initiatives under the Rural
Development Programme for the years 2007 – 2013 with the
focus on the Leader type approach.
A study tour was organised to the Odra river valley to share
experience between the respective LAGs, launch cooperation
and give an opportunity for the participants to learn about the
initiatives carried out by the Parnership Dolina Środkowej Odry
(Odra valley) and see a vineyard at Miękinia, as well as fruit and
vegetable processing plant at Ścinawa.
Moreover, work is now underway to elaborate several technical
documentation sets to improve the road infrastructure.
Let us invite everybody to visit the scenic Beskid Niski area and
get familiar with the abundance of Beskid Niski traditions.
By: Stowarzyszenie Lokalna Grupa Działania „Beskid Gorlicki”
Association, „Beskid Gorlicki” Local Action Group
The latter workshop provided an opportunity to announce
competition for local organisations being legal entities and ready
to organise outdoor events within the framework of „Culture and
cultural heritage review”. In June and July, 2007, as many as
7 outdoor events were held with 2 more planned late in August.
One of the annual events, Panorama of Cultures, took place for
the third time running in Szymbark this year. The audience
enjoyed heartily the performances of regional folk ensembles in
the pleasant scenery of the old castle. Adjoining Skansen
museum with the 19th century cottages, old little churches
created exceptional atmosphere and allowed the audience
almost to touch history.
Folk art presentations in Gorlicki Poviat have become a tradition,
so an exhibition called „III Parade of borderland cultures” took
place again at Łużna on 14 and 15 July, 2007, with a view to
present Slavic culture and cultural achievements of the gminas
for the Poviat of Gorlice.
As part of activities to promote local products, LAG „Beskid
Gorlicki” announced a competition to award the promotional
“Local Product” title. The following products categories were
identified: souvenirs, crafts and the other products; foodstuffs;
tourism products and socially important initiative. Products were
presented and competition results announced at I Gorlice
Regional Presentations with the motto „Good stuff comes from
Pogórze area” „Dobre bo pogórzańskie”. The best product (lace
3 / 2007 / LEADER+
LEADER Initiative in Polish Regions
Association „Local Action Group for rural areas
in the gmina of Olkusz”
Association, or “Local Action Group for rural areas in the gmina
of Olkusz” was founded under the project „Activation of rural
communities in the gmina of Olkusz”, which gmina of Olkusz
implemented under Measure 2.7. Pilot LEADER + Programme’
of Sectoral Operational Programme „Restructuring and
modernisation of the food sector and rural development,
2004 - 2006“ co-financed with the European Union funds.
financed under Scheme II, PLP+ affects the active approach of
the local people and demonstrates the opportunities to obtain
and utilise the European Union funds for rural development.
Adopted in IRDS, some of the major rural development priorities
are as follows:
• Tourism, recreation and sports,
• Culture and education,
• Technical infrastructure and entrepreneurship,
• Communication infrastructure.
The strategic goals of activities by the „Local Action Group for
rural areas in the gmina of Olkusz” are as follows:
• Support of rural entrepreneurship,
• Enhanced education and active approach amongst the local
• Tourism development of the area of LAG’s operations given
the nature and historical heritage assets of Jura Krakowsko
– Częstochowska,
• Support to cultural initiatives in the LAG activities area,
• Development of technical infrastructure to improve living
standards and attractiveness for investors in rural areas.
When acting to develop rural areas, the Association, or „Local
Action Group for rural areas in the gmina of Olkusz” takes account of the need to protect and promote the natural environment and scenery, historic heritage and cultural assets, to
develop tourism and promote and facilitate the development of
regional products manufacturing.
The Association operates in the central part of Jura Krakowsko
–Częstochowska, i.e. complex of local Landscape Parks at the
„Trail of Eagles Nests“ in the north-west of the Małopolskie
voivodship. Gmina adjoins two large economic, scientific and
cultural centres, i.e. the agglomeration of Cracow and Katowice.
National Road No 94 cuts through the town and gmina to
connect the border crossing points at Olszyna in the west and
Przemyśl in the east. Convenient location combined with culture
and service sector assets provide the grounds for the gmina of
Olkusz to act as a regional tourist services centre.
The area included in the Association activities has the population
of about 51 500 people, with 12 758 living in rural areas.
As many as 19 villages of the Olkusz gmina participate in project
work, as follows: Bogucin Mały, Braciejówka, Gorenice, Kogutek,
Kosmolów, Niesułowice, Olewin, Pazurek, Podlesie Rabsztyńskie,
Osiek, Rabsztyn, Sieniczno, Troks, Wiśliczka, Witeradów,
Zawada, Zederman, Zimnodół, Żurada. The representatives of
all 19 villages are Association members.
First of all, the Association activities focus on the implementation
of Integrated Rural Development Strategy in the gmina of Olkusz
as developed under Scheme I, Pilot LEADER + Programme. It
has been granted over PLN 730 000 under Scheme II, PLP+ to
implement the IRDS further. The implementation of initiatives
3 / 2007 / LEADER+
by: Association, „Local Action Group for rural areas
in the gmina of Olkusz”
From Editorial Staff:
This material has been supplied the Local Action Group, Unia
Nadwarciańska Foundation, a beneficiary under Scheme I,
PLP+. This LAG, even though it does not implement a project
under Scheme II, has not suspended activities. On the contrary
– it has taken steps to obtain funding from some other
financing sources to attain IRDP related objectives and to be
currently updated on Leader+ issues. Furthermore, Local
Action Group, Unia Nadwarciańska Foundation intends to
become involved in the implementation of Leader Axis in the
2007-2013 RDP. The activities of the LAG Unia Nadwarciańska
Foundation prove that the technical and organisation capacity
built thanks to, i.a. supplementary financing under Scheme
I, PLP+ has not come to nothing. The initiatives this
Association has undertaken prove that it is committed to
regional development and implementation of tasks convergent
with the PLP+ ideas.
Pilgrimages and peregrinations
Some thoughts on III Festival of Slavic and Cistercian culture
at Ląd upon the Warta river
On 2–3 June, 2007 III Festival of Slavic and Cistercian culture
was held at Ląd. Despite adverse weather conditions, the event
gathered several hundred participants and many guests, including
tourists, scientists and history enthusiasts. If only for a moment,
they all wanted to go back in time to the Middle Ages and visit
Ląd and the area upon the banks of the Warta river. As in earlier
years, many Festiwal attractions were prepared. Apart from annual
lectures, exhibitions, concerts, monastery tours, presentations of
crafts and medieval battle shows, activities for children along
with a chess tournament, the Festival programme featured also
film shows, a coach field trip and boat cruises on the Warta river.
Launched in October, 2006, the reconstructed Slavic medieval
town also held its gate full open.
Festival participants and guests would probably remember the
ceremony to lay the urn with the soil from the tomb of Mieszko
III Stary, the founder of Ląd monastery, in the St. Jacob Apostle’s
chapel. Holy mass in Latin and medieval liturgy singing by
„Bornus Consort” Schola Gregoriana Silesiensis group was an
extraordinary experience. The public was thrilled to observe the
siege of medieval town, which ended in impressive town capture.
One can only regret it was not possible to stage horse detachment
attack due to rain. „Osada Krywicka” (Belarus settlement) that
was on display evoked great interest as well since it demonstrated
how the fire drill worked. This year, the Festival offered much
more music than ever. Even though „Jorga Quartet” could not arrive,
the other ensembles created wonderful atmosphere and
encouraged the audience to learn some old dances. Finally,
„Kapela Ze Wsi Warszawa” (band from the village of Warsaw)
gave their impressive concert to satisfy completely the audience
of several hundreds that waited for them. As usual, it was
a remarkable performance that evoked unusual enthusiasm of
the audience.
III Festival of Slavic and Cistercian culture at Ląd belongs to the
past now. Despite several slips the organisers had, numerous
LEADER Initiative in Polish Regions
enquiries as to the next event prove clearly that the Festival has
caught on and the audience look forward to it. Next meeting has
been planned already. Probably it will focus on the medieval
man’s struggle with the forces of nature, on his conquest and
use of its riches. It is going to make a story about real and imagined
dwellers of woodland, meadows and wetland, on their dread and
search for natural shelters, and the dreams people then had on
“the land of milk and honey”. Medieval Slavs and Cistercian
monks had actually found it – Ląd upon the Warta river was
exactly that.
The organisers of the III Festival of Slavic and Cistercian culture
were as follows: Poviat Starost’s Office in Słupca, Archeological
Museum in Poznań, „Unia Nadwarciańska” Foundation, Scientific
Association of Polish Archaeologists in Poznań, Municipal Office
of the Lądek Gmina, the Zagórów Municipality and Gmina Office,
Salesian Association Higher Seminary at Ląd, Complex of Landscape
Parks in the Wielkopolskie voiovodship in Poznań, „Patrimonium”
Foundation in Poznań and Towarzystwo Przyjaciół Lądu i Ziemi
Nadwarciańskiej (Friends Association of Ląd and land upon the
Warta river).
By: Michał Brzostowicz
Henryka Mizerska
Jacek Wrzesiński
3 / 2007 / LEADER+
Pilot Programme Leader+
Local Action Groups are implementing projects
under Scheme II of the Pilot Leader+ Programme
Information on the implementation
of Measure 2.7. „Pilot Leader+ Programme” (Scheme II)
LEADER has strengthened its position in Poland. Now as many
as 149 Local Action Groups have been implementing projects
under Scheme II of the Pilot Leader+ sw ramach Programme,
Measure e2.7., Sectoral Operational Programme ”„Restructuring
and modernization of agri-food sector and rural development,
2004-2006”. The interest in the instrument that is to activate
rural communities has been growing in the context of launching
Rural Development Programme for the years 2007-2013. The
European Commission adopted it in July, 2007, which paves
the way for the Local Action Groups to continue their work in
existing structures. The LAGs have been growing and getting
stronger as they enroll new members and expand their areas of
operations. Let us underline that LAGS are structures opened to
new partners and are always ready to support interesting
projects within the framework of local development strategies.
Tabela z listą LGD
Under Scheme II, PL+P, 149 projects with the budget of PLN
97 841 169,18.1 have been selected for implementation.
As many as 140 Local Action Groups submitted their applications for the
first payments (advances) to the total of PLN 17 868 871,50. One
beneficiary has withdrawn application after submission, whereas all the
others, i.e. 139 applications have been verified and all the payment
orders transferred to the Agency for the Restructuring and Modernisation
of Agriculture. As of 31 July, 2007, 136 payment orders totalling PLN
17 474 597,50 were effected.
Following the task completion, beneficiaries prepare and submit to FAPA
their respective applications for interim payments along with documentary
evidence to confirm the completion of work and the payments made. In
March, 2007, FAPA launched work to receive interim payments applications,
and 107 payment applications were submitted to the total of PLN
10 818.801,29 as of 31 July, 2007. FAPA transmitted to ARMA 8 payment
orders worth PLN 576 055,94 that followed positive applications verification.
On 20 and 21 July, 2007, FAPA delivered training courses on interim
payments to the beneficiaries submitting applications for such payment.
Attended by about 70 participants, the courses focused on the most
important points in the payment application along with the commonly
made mistakes. Furthermore, interpretation of stipulations in the
application instruction were clarified and the answers given to the
questions the LAGs asked most frequently.
By: Andrzej Hałasiewicz
dolnośląskie voivodship
Fundacja Kłodzka Wstęga Sudetów – Lokalna Grupa Działania
57-540 Lądek Zdrój, Lutynia 24
tel.: 074 814 84 67, fax: 074 814 84 67
e-mail: [email protected]
Partnerstwo Izerskie Bogactwem Trójgranicza
59-620 Gryfów Śląski, Ubocze 300
tel.: 075 752 57 52, fax: 075 752 57 52
e-mail: [email protected]
Stowarzyszenie Kaczawskie
59-407 Mściwojów, Mściwojów 20
tel.: 076 872 83 34, fax: 076 872 83 34
e-mail: [email protected], [email protected]
Fundacja Doliny Baryczy
56-300 Milicz, ul. Trzebnicka 4b
tel.: 071 38 30 432, fax: 071 38 30 432
e-mail: [email protected]
Fundacja Dobra Widawa
55-093 Kiełczów, Śliwice 4
tel.: 071 314 82 79, fax: 071 315 37 69
e-mail: [email protected], [email protected]
Adres do korespondencji: ul. Jana Pawła II, 56-500 Syców
Local Action Group Association „Wspólne Ścieżki” (L/02/067/2006) gave up the project implementation.
Funadacja Wrzosowa Kraina
59-170 Przemków, ul. Plac Targowy 1A
tel.: 500 054 395, fax: 076 818 50 06
e-mail: [email protected]
Stowarzyszenie Ślężanie Lokalna Grupa Działania
55-050 Sobótka, Rynek 1
tel.: 071 31 62 043, fax: 071 390 38 43
e-mail: [email protected], [email protected]
kujawsko-pomorskie voivodship
Stowarzyszenie Lokalna Grupa Działania Gmin Dobrzyńskich Region Południe
87-610 Dobrzyń Nad Wisłą, ul. Szkolna 4
tel.: 054 253 05 38, fax: 054 253 05 38
e-mail: [email protected]
Lokalna Grupa Działania Bory Tucholskie
89-500 Tuchola, Plac Zamkowy 1
tel.: 052 336 35 41, fax: 052 334 21 38
e-mail: [email protected]
Lokalna Grupa Działania Zakole Dolnej Wisły
86-253 Kijewo Królewskie, Kijewo Królewskie 15
tel.: 056 676 44 36, fax: 056 676 44 36
e-mail: [email protected]
Fundacja Partnerstwo Ducha Gór
58-533 Mysłakowice, Daszyńskiego 29
tel.: 075 643 92 41, fax: 075 713 12 98
e-mail: [email protected]
Stowarzyszenie Partnerstwo Dla Ziemi Kujawskiej
87-700 Aleksandrów Kujawski, ul. Wyspiańskiego 4/2
tel.: 054 282 34 62, fax: 054 282 34 62
e-mail: [email protected]
Fundacja na Rzecz Rozwoju Ziemi Kamiennogórskiej Kwiat Lnu
58-400 Kamienna Góra, ul. Broniewskiego 15
tel.: 075 645 01 26, fax: 075 645 01 11
e-mail: [email protected]
Lokalna Grupa Działania Vistula - Terra Culmensis - Rozwój przez Tradycję
86-212 Stolno, Stolno 112
tel.: 056 677 09 04, fax: 056 677 09 06
e-mail: [email protected]
Fundacja Partnerstwo Doliny Środkowej Odry
59-220 Legnica, ul. Wrocławska 41
tel.: 076 862 94 30, fax: 076 721 24 96
e-mail: [email protected]
Fundacja Ziemia Gotyku Lokalna Grupa Działania
87-140 Chełmża, ul. Wodna 2
tel.: 056 675 60 76, fax: 056 675 60 79
e-mail: [email protected]
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Pilot Programme Leader+
Fundacja Lokalna Grupa Działania WIECZNO
87-214 Płużnica, Płużnica 64
tel.: 056 687 39 09, fax: 056 687 39 09
e-mail: [email protected]
Fundacja Porozumienie Wzgórz Dalkowskich
67-124 Nowe Miasteczko, ul. Głogowska 1
tel.: 068 388 82 69, 683 888 361
e-mail: [email protected]
Fundacja Lokalna Grupa Działania Czarnoziem na Soli
88-100 Inowrocław, ul. Poznańska 345A
tel.: 052 35 27 479, fax: 052 35 27 479
e-mail: [email protected]
Partnerstwo dla Krajny i Pałuk
89-100 Nakło Nad Notecią, ul. Sądowa 10
tel.: 052 386 71 69, fax: 052 386 71 69
e-mail: [email protected]
Fundacja Zielonej Doliny Odry i Warty
69-113 Górzyca, ul. Kostrzyńska 13A
tel.: 609 145 889, fax: 095 759 12 11 wew. 22, 095 759 12 15
e-mail: [email protected]
Stowarzyszenie Lokalna Grupa Działania Gmin Dobrzyńskich Region Północ
87-337 Wąpielsk
tel.: 056 493 83 21 w.50, fax: 056 493 83 22
e-mail: [email protected], [email protected]
Fundacja Bory Dolnośląskie
68-120 Iłowa, ul. Żeromskiego 25
tel.: 068 360 41 95, fax: 068 360 40 62
e-mail: [email protected]
Adres do korespondencji: 68-131 Wymiarki, ul. Sobieskiego 1
Fundacja Sąsiedzi Wokół Szlaku Piastowskiego
88-300 Mogilno, ul. Narutowicza 1
tel.: 0 52 318 55 31, fax: 0 52 315 26 93
e-mail: [email protected]
Lokalna Grupa Działania Podgrodzie Toruńskie
87-134 Zławieś Wielka, ul. Handlowa 7
tel.: 056 678 09 13, fax: 056 678 09 13
e-mail: [email protected]
Związek Stowarzyszeń Lokalna Grupa Działania Dolina Drwęcy
87-400 Golub-Dobrzyń, Gałczewo 7
tel.: 056 682 03 53, 0 600 276 890, 056 682 03 53
e-mail: [email protected]
Adres do korespondencji: 87-400 Golub Dobrzyń, ul. Rynek 17
łódzkie voivodship
Stowarzyszenie Lokalna Grupa Działania Kraina Rawki
96-200 Rawa Mazowiecka, al. Konstytucji 3 Maja 32
tel.: 046 814 42 41, 601 167 130, fax: 046 814 42 41
e-mail: [email protected]
Stowarzyszenie Rozwoju Gmin Centrum
99-300 Kutno, Wojska Polskiego 10A
tel.: 024 355 23 45, fax: 024 355 23 45
Stowarzyszenie Lokalna Grupa Działania Przymierze Jeziorsko
98-290 Warta, T. Kościuszki 9/11
tel.: 43 829 47 43, 502 570 504, fax: 43 829 47 43
e-mail: [email protected]
Fundacja Rozwoju Gmin PRYM
95-045 Parzęczew, ul. Południowa 1
tel.: 042 718 60 95, fax: 042 718 60 66
e-mail: [email protected]
Adres do korespondencji: 95-045 Parzęczew, ul. Ozorkowska 3
Między Prosną a Wartą – Lokalna Grupa Działania
98-400 Wieruszów, ul. Waryńskiego 15
tel.: 062 78 41 637, fax: 062 78 41 637
e-mail: [email protected]
Stowarzyszenie na Rzecz Rozwoju Społeczności Lokalnej MROGA
95-040 Koluszki, ul. Brzezińska 32 Lokal 25
tel.: 044 714 58 23, 044 714 58 32, fax: 044 714 58 40
e-mail: [email protected]
Lokalna grupa działania Gniazdo
96-127 Lipce Reymontowskie, ul. Słoneczna1
[email protected]
Stowarzyszenie Twórczej Edukacji i Rozwoju STER
90-025 Andrespol, ul. Rokicińska 126
tel.: 042 213 24 40, 042 213 24 34
e-mail: [email protected], [email protected]
Stowarzyszenie Dolina Pilicy
97-215 Inowłódz Spała, ul. Wojciechowskiego 9
tel.: 044 710 05 29, 044 710 12 33 w.24
e-mail: [email protected]
lubelskie voivodship
Fundacja Lokalna Grupa Działania Liderzy Polesia
21-070 Cyców, ul. Chełmska 42 lok. 16
tel.: 082 567 70 03, fax: 082 567 72 00
e-mail: [email protected]
Bialskopodlaska Lokalna Grupa Działania
21-542 Leśna Podlaska, ul. Bialska 30
tel.: 083 345 07 20, fax: 083 345 07 20
e-mail: [email protected]
Lokalna Grupa Działania – Fundacja Nasza Nadzieja
21-040 Świdnik, ul. C.K.Norwida 9
tel.: 081 751 74 00, fax: 081 751 74 00
e-mail: [email protected]
Stowarzyszenie Poleska Dolina Bugu
22-200 Włodawa, Okuninka XIII - 1
tel.: 082 572 12 34, fax: 082 572 12 34
e-mial: [email protected]
Stowarzyszenie Hrubieszowsko-Mireckie Lepsze jutro Lokalna Grupa Działania
22-500 Hrubieszów, Bolesława Prusa 8
tel.: 084 696 26 81 w 18, fax: 084 696 27 94
e-mial: [email protected]
Stowarzyszenie G 6 Grzędy Sokalskiej
22-650 Łaszczów, Piłsudskiego 9
tel.: 084 66-11-505, 66-11-508
e-mail: [email protected]
Adres do korespondencji: 22-650 Łaszczów, Chopina 14
małopolskie voivodship
Stowarzyszenie Lokalna Grupa Działania Leśny Krąg
23-300 Janów Lubelski, ul. Jana Pawła II Nr 5
tel.:015-8722 470, fax: 0-15 8723-094
e-mail: [email protected]
Stowarzyszenie Rozwoju Orawy
34-480 Jabłonka, ul. 3-Go Maja 1
tel.: 0 600 212 620, 012 412 67 83
e-mail: [email protected]
Podhalańska Lokalna Grupa Działania
34-520 Poronin, ul. Piłsudskiego 2
tel.: 018 208 40 71, fax: 018 208 40 71
e-mail: [email protected]
Adres do korespondencji: 35-531 Murzasichle, ul. Wielhorskiego 4
Stowarzyszenie Powiśle Dąbrowskie
33-200 Dąbrowa Tarnowska, Joselewicza 8
tel.: 014 642 50 24
[email protected]
Miechowskie Stowarzyszenie Gmin Jaksa
32-200 Miechów, ul. Warszawska 28
tel.: 508 345 977
e-mail: [email protected]
Stowarzyszenie Rozwoju Spisza i Okolicy
34-442 Łapsze Niżne, ul. Jana Pawła II 63
018 265 93 10, 018 265 95 47, 018 265 93 15, fax: 018 265 95 47
e-mail: [email protected]
Lubelsko-Mazowiecka Grupa Działania na Rzecz Rozwoju Wsi
24-160 Wąwolnica, Kębło 7
tel.: 0 511 655 995, 081 532 44 13, 081 532 44 13, 081 734 63 64
e-mail: [email protected]
Adres do korespondencji: 20-029 Lublin, ul.Marii Curie Skłodowskiej 2 lok.6
lubuskie voivodship
Fundacja Kraina Podgrzybka
66-440 Skwierzyna, ul. Rynek 1
tel.: 095 721 65 41, fax: 095 721 65 39
e-mail: [email protected]
Lokalna Grupa Działania Regionu Kozła
Dąbrówka Wlkp., ul. Mała 17, 66-120 Kargowa, Rynek 16
tel./fax: 068 352 60 85
e-mail: [email protected]
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Pilot Programme Leader+
Stowarzyszenie Perły Beskidu Sądeckiego
33-350 Piwniczna - Zdrój, ul. Bolesława Chrobrego 2
tel.: 0 603 777 346, 0 18 446 90 40
e-mail: [email protected]
Stowarzyszenie Lokalna Grupa Działania Podbabiogórze
34-200 Sucha Beskidzka, ul. Kościelna 5b
tel.: 033 874 41 72, fax: 033 874 41 72
e-mail: [email protected]
Stowarzyszenie Lokalna Grupa Działania Turystyczna Podkowa
32-447 Siepraw, Siepraw 1
tel.: 012 372 18 00, fax.: 012 372 18 06
e-mail: [email protected]; [email protected]
opolskie voivodship
Fundacja Górna Prosna
46-325 Rudniki, ul. Wojska Polskiego 12
tel.: 034 359 50 72, 034 359 93, fax: 034 359 50 13
e-mail: [email protected]
Korona Północnego Krakowa
32-086 Węgrzce Bibice, ul. Rynek 2
tel.: 012 28 57 438, fax: 012 388 50 35
e-mail: [email protected]
LGD Wspólne Źródła – Partnerstwo Obszarów Wiejskich Gmin Korfantów i Prudnik
48-317 Korfantów, ul. Rynek 10
tel.: 077 434 38 20, fax: 077 434 38 17
e-mail: [email protected]
Stowarzyszenie Lokalna Grupa Działania dla Obszarów Wiejskich Gminy Olkusz
32-300 Olkusz, ul. Szpitalna 32
e-mail: [email protected]
Euro - Country - Partnerstwo dla zrównoważonego rozwoju obszarów wiejskich
47-263 Zakrzów, ul. Parkowa 23
tel.: 077 487 54 17
e-mail: [email protected]
Pogórzańskie Stowarzyszenie Rozwoju
33-170 Tuchów, ul. Chopina 10
tel.: 014 652 54 36, fax: 014 652 54 36
e-mail: [email protected]
podkarpackie voivodship
Lokalna Grupa Działania LASOVIA
36-147 Niwiska, Niwiska 487
tel.: 017 227 90 22, fax: 017 227 90 22
e-mail: [email protected]
Lokalna Grupa Działania Dunajec – Biała
32-840 Zakliczyn, ul. Browarki 1
tel.: 014 665 37 37, fax: 014 632 64 55
e-mail: [email protected]
Stowarzyszenie Rozwoju Regionów Ropczycko-Sędziszowskiego i Dębickiego
39-100 Ropczyce, Rynek 7
tel.: 017 221 00 69
e-mail: [email protected]
Stowarzyszenie na Rzecz Rozwoju Płaskowyżu Proszowickiego ProKoPaRa
32-104 Koniusza, Koniusza 55
tel.: 012 386 91 00, fax: 012 386 90 15
e-mail: [email protected]
Lokalna Grupa Działania Beskid Gorlicki
38-333 Zagórzany, Zagórzany 208
tel.: 664 761 349
e-mail: [email protected]
Fundacja Z Tradycją w Nowoczesność w Pawłosiowie
37-500 Jarosław, Pawłosiów 88
tel.: 016 621 90 25, fax: 016 622 02 48
e-mail: [email protected]
Nadwiślańska Grupa Działania E.O. CENOMA
32-820 Szczurowa, ul. Lwowska 2
tel.: 014 671 47 63, fax: 014 671 45 05
e-mail: [email protected]
Fundacja Bieszczadzka Partnerstwo dla Środowiska
38-600 Lesko, pl. Konstytucji 3 Maja 7
tel.: 013 469 72 97, fax: 013 469 62 90
e-mail: [email protected]
Stowarzyszenie LGD Ziemia Brzozowska
36-200 Brzozów, l. Sienkiewicza 2
tel.: 013 43 31 94
e-mail: [email protected] dydnia
Fundacja Pomóżmy sobie sami
38-481 Rymanów Zdrój, ul. Zdrojowa 45”
013 4357190, fax: 0134357190
e-mail: [email protected]
Stowarzyszenie Forum Mieszkańców Wsi SANŁĘG w Zaleszanach
37-415 Zaleszany, Zaleszany 66
tel.: 015 845 94 19, fax: 015 845 94 24
e-mail: [email protected]
Partnerstwo dla Ziemi Niżańskiej
37-400 Nisko, ul. Rudnicka 15
tel.: 015 841 53 05, fax: 015 841 53 05
e-mail: [email protected]; [email protected]
Stowarzyszenie Partnerstwo dla Rozwoju Obszarów Wiejskich Ekonomika-Nauka-Tradycja PROWENT
Stowarzyszenie Kraina Sanu
37-204 Tryńcza, Tryńcza 127
tel.: 016 642 12 21, fax: 016 642 12 21
e-mail: [email protected]
Fundacja Rozwoju Obszarów Wiejskich w dorzeczu rzek Szkła, Lubaczówki i środkowego Sanu
37-543 Laszki, Laszki 36
tel.: 016 628 50 46, 016 628 52 23, fax: 016 628 50 23
e-mail: [email protected]
Stowarzyszenie Subregion Magurski - szansa na rozwój
38-230 Nowy Żmigród, ul. Mickiewicza 2
tel.: 013 44 676 45, fax: 013 44 676 45
e-mail: [email protected]
Wiejska Lokalna Grupa Działania
38-100 Strzyżów, Przecławczyka 5
tel.: 017 276 13 54 wew. 46, fax: 017 276 32 19
e-mail: [email protected]
Stowarzyszenie Gorce-Pieniny
34-451 Tylmanowa, ul. oś. Kozielce 297
tel.: 018 262 52 66, fax: 018 262 09 36
e-mail: [email protected]
Fundacja Partnerska Grupa Lokalnego Działania Ciuchcia Krasińskich
06-408 Krasne, ul. Mickiewicza 23
tel.: 023-671-00-17, fax: 023-671-00-17
e-mail: [email protected]
Stowarzyszenie Rozwoju Ziemi Płockiej
09-230 Bielsk, Plac Wolności 3a
tel.: 024 261 55 05, fax: 024 261 51 89
e-mail: [email protected]fib.com
mazowieckie voivodship
Lokalna Grupa Działania Związek Stowarzyszeń Partnerstwo Zalewu Zegrzyńskiego
05-130 Zegrze Południowe, ul. Warszawska 31
tel.: 022 782 27 32, fax: 022 782 27 32
e-mail: [email protected]
Związek Stowarzyszeń Kurpsie Razem
07-430 Myszyniec, ul. Plac Wolności 60
tel.: 029 772 11 48 - grzecznościowy, 029 772 11 41 - grzecznościowy
e-mail: [email protected]
09-520 Łąck, ul Lipowa 6
024 261 40 54, fax: 024 261 40 54
e-mail: [email protected]
Stowarzyszenie Lokalna Grupa Działania Razem dla Rozwoju
09-470 Bodzanów, ul. Bankowa 7
tel.: 024 260 74 84 wew.30, fax: 024 260 70 65
e-mail: [email protected]
Stowarzyszenie Kapitał - Praca - Rozwój
08-110 Siedlce, ul.Piłsuckiego 40
tel.: 025 644 75 13, fax: 025 644 71 51
e-mail: [email protected], [email protected]fib.com
Adres do korespondencji:55 02-681 Warszawa, Aleja wyścigowa 4c
Stowarzyszenie Rozwoju Gmin i Miast Powiatu Garwolińskiego Wspólnota Powiatowa
08-400 Garwolin, ul. Sikorskiego 39
tel.: 600 899 671, 025 682 20 51 w.21
e-mail: [email protected], [email protected]
Stowarzyszenie Dziedzictwo i Rozwój
26-700 Zwoleń, Plac Kochanowskiego 1
tel.: 048 676 21 81, fax: 048 676 24 18
e-mail: [email protected]
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39-300 Mielec, ul. Sienkiewicza 1
tel.: 017 773 18 90, fax: 017 773 18 89
e-mail: [email protected]
Pilot Programme Leader+
Lokalna Grupa Działania C.K. Podkarpackie
38-120 Czudec, ul. Starowiejska 6
tel.: 017 2771090, fax: 017 277 10 90 prosić o sygnał fax
e-maul: [email protected]
śląskie voivodship
Stowarzyszenie Razem na wyżyny
42-233 Mykanów, ul. Samorządowa 1a
tel.: 034 328 80 19 w.33, 034 328 80 19 w.32
e-mail: [email protected]
Lokalna Grupa Działania Spichlerz Górnego Śląska
42-286 Koszęcin, ul. Zamkowa 3
tel.: 034 310 64 05, 504 185 934, fax: 034 357 41 05
e-mail: [email protected]
Fundacja Partnerstwo Dorzecza Kocierzanki i Koszarawy
34-322 Gilowice, Rychwałd, ul. Beskidzka 41
tel.: 503 560 329, 033 475 44 77
e-mail: [email protected]
Lokalna Grupa Działania Puszcza Białowieska
17-200 Hajnówka, ul. Zina 1
tel.: 085 682 50 26, fax: 085 682 50 26
e-mail: [email protected]
[email protected]
Partnertswo Północnej Jury
42-253 Janów, ul. Częstochowska 1
tel.: 034 327 80 48, 034 327 85 01, fax: 034 327 80 81
e-mail: [email protected]
Fundacja Kraina Mlekiem Płynąca
18-516 Mały Płock, ul. J. Kochanowskiego 15
tel.: 086 279 12 60, 086 279 13 12, fax: 086 279 12 50
e-mail: [email protected]
Stowarzyszenie Lokalna Grupa Działania Perła Jury
42-450 Łazy, ul. Jesionowa 1
tel.: 032 671 99 03, fax: 032 671 99 03
e-mail: [email protected], [email protected]
Stowarzyszenie N.A.R.E.W. – Narwiańska Akcja Rozwoju Ekonomicznego Wsi
18-100 Łapy, ul. Gen. Władysława Sikorskiego 24
tel.: 085 715 22 52, 085 715 80 00, 085 715 22 56, 085 715 80 01
e-mail: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
Lokalna Grupa Działania Zielony Wierzchołek Śląska
42-100 Kłobuck, ul. 11 Listopada 6
tel.: 034 310 01 81, fax: 034 317 26 61
e-mail: [email protected]
Lokalna Grupa Działania – Tygiel Doliny Bugu
17-312 Drohiczyn, ul Jagielończyka 1
tel.: 085 656 52 61, fax: 085 655 70 80
e-mail: [email protected]
Związek Stowarzyszeń Lokalna Grupa Działania Brynica to nie granica
42-460 Mierzęcice, ul.Wolności 95
tel.: 032 288 79 00, fax: 032 288 70 55
e-mail: [email protected]
Królewski Gościniec Podlasia
16-002 Dobrzyniewo Kościelne, Dobrzyniewo Duże, ul. Białostocka 23
tel.: 085 71 97 811, fax: 085 71 97 811
e-mail: [email protected]
Związek Stowarzyszeń Lokalna Grupa Działania Żywiecki Raj – Kotlina Tradycji i Turystyki
34-300 Żywiec, ul. Kabaty 2
tel.: 033 861 28 98, fax: 033 860 20 53
e-mail: [email protected], [email protected]
Związek Stowarzyszeń Lokalna Grupa Działania Beskid Śląski Górom
43-438 Brenna, ul. Wyzwolenia 40
tel.: 033 853 64 76, 698 583 975, fax: 033 853 64 76, 033 853 62 40
e-mqil: [email protected]
Adres do korespondencji: 43-438 Brenna, ul. Wyzwolenia 71
43-438 BrennaRudolf Holeksa
tel.: 033 853 64 76, 698 583 975
Lider Dolina Strugu
36-030 Błażowa, ul Myśliwska 16
tel.: 017 230 10 99, fax: 017 230 10 99
e-mail: [email protected]; [email protected]
podlaskie voivodship
Stowarzyszenie Lokalna Grupa Działania Nasza Suwalszczyzna
16-400 Suwałki, ul. Noniewicza 12A
tel.: 087 566 70 35, fax: 087 566 74 97
e-mail: [email protected]
Fundacja Biebrzańska
16-200 Dąbrowa Białostocka, ul. Gen. Sulika 3
tel.: 085 712 83 07, fax: 085 712 83 07
e-mail: [email protected]
Adres do korespondencji: 16-200 Dąbrowa Białostocka, Różany Stok 14
Lokalna Grupa Działania Sejneńszczyzna
16-500 Sejny, ul. Piłsudskiego 34
087 5162437, fax: 087 5162437
e-mail: [email protected]
pomorskie voivodship
świętokrzyskie voivodship
Fundacja Partnerstwo Krzemienny Krąg
27-423 Bałtów, Bałtów 55
tel.: 041 264 12 93, 041 264 10 22, fax: 041 264 12 93
e-mail: [email protected]
Lokalna Organizacja Turystyczna Partnerstwo Ziemi Sandomierskiej
27-620 Dwikozy, ul.Spółdzielcza 2
tel.: 504 781 642
e-mail: [email protected]
Lokalna Grupa Działania Wstęga Kociewia
83-132 Morzeszczyn, ul. 22 Lipca 4
tel.: 058 536 27 19, fax: 058 536 27 92
e-mail: [email protected]
Brody nad Kamienną
27-230 Brody, ul. Stanisława Staszica 3
tel.: 041 271 13 72, 041 271 13 30, fax: 041 271 12 31
e-mail: [email protected]
Fundacja Lokalna Grupa Działania – Naszyjnik Północy
77-310 Debrzno, ul. Ogrodowa 26
059 833 59 30, fax: 059 833 59 31
e-mail: [email protected]
Fundacja Partnerstwo Dorzecze Słupi
76-200 Słupsk, ul. Sportowa 34
tel.: 059 842 84 60, fax: 059 842 92 54
e-mail: [email protected]
Fundacja Rozwoju Wsi Świętokrzyskiej
26-025 Łagów, ul. Rynek 62
tel.: 041) 307 40 70, fax: 041 307 40 70
e-mail: [email protected]
Związek Stowarzyszeń Białe Ługi
26-021 Daleszyce, pl. Staszica 9
tel.:041 317 16 94, fax: 041 317 16 93
e-mail: [email protected]
Stowarzyszenie Lokalna Grupa Działania – Wokół Łysej Góry
26-004 Bieliny, ul. Partyzantów 17
tel.: 041 302 50 94, 609 679093, fax: 041 302 61 07
e-mail: [email protected]
Stowarzyszenie Lokalna Gupa Działania Dorzecze Bobrzy
26-085 Miedziana Góra, Kostomłoty II 133a
tel.: 041 303 20 21, 500 711 801, fax: 041 303 20 22
e-mail: [email protected]
Stowarzyszenie Turystyczne Kaszuby
83-300 Kartuzy, ul. Gdańska 26
tel.: 058 685 32 30, fax: 058 685 32 30
e-mail: [email protected]
Lokalna Grupa Działania CHATA KOCIEWIA
83-200 Starogard Gdański, Sumin 57
tel.: 058 562 22 44 w.64; 0 502 326 955, fax: 058 562 46 41
e-mail: marianfi[email protected]
Lokalna Grupa Działania WRZECIONO
77-200 Miastko, ul. Grunwaldzka 1
tel.: 059 857 20 81 do 86 wew. 57, fax: 059 857 23 68
e-mail: [email protected]
Fundacja Lokalna Grupa Działania Sandry Brdy
89-600 Chojnice, ul. 31 Stycznia 56a
tel.: 052 397 21 29, fax: 052 397 35 59
e-mail: [email protected]
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Pilot Programme Leader+
Fundacja Ziemi Morawickiej
26-026 Morawica, ul. Kielecka 38
041 311 46 91, fax: 041 311 46 90
e-mail: [email protected]
Lokalna Grupa Działania Partnerstwo Chęciny
26-060 Chęciny, ul. Długa Nr 21
tel.: 041 315 10 97
e-mail: [email protected]
Stowarzyszenie Dolina Noteci
64-830 Margonin, Powstańców Wlkp. 13
tel.: 602 399 099, 61 848 71 07, fax: 61 848 71 02
e-mail: [email protected]
Adres do korespondencji: 62-020 Swarzędz, Czwartaków 629
Stowarzyszenie Dolina Wełny
62-290 Mieścisko, Plac Powst. Wielkp. 13
tel.: 061 427 80 01, 061 833 94 31, 061 427 80 88, fax: 061 833 94 31
e-mail: [email protected]
Czarnkowsko-Trzcianecka Lokalna Grupa Działania
64-980 Trzcianka, ul. Parkowa 1
tel.: 067 255 20 88, fax: 067 255 20 88
e-mail: [email protected], [email protected]
Stowarzyszenie Ostrzeszowska Lokalna Grupa Działania
63-500 Ostrzeszów, ul. Przemysłowa 27
tel.: 062 732 06 20, fax: 062 732 06 01
e-mail: [email protected]
Stowarzyszenie LGD 7 – Kraina Nocy i Dni
62-840 Koźminek, ul. Kościuszki 7
tel.: 062 763 70 07, fax: 062 763 72 07
e-mail: [email protected]
Fundacja Tutaj Warto
62-320 Miłosław, ul. Wrzesińska 19
tel.: 061 438 20 21, fax: 061 438 30 51
e-mail: [email protected]
warmińsko-mazurskie voivodship
Związek Stowarzyszeń na Rzecz Rozwoju Gmin Północnego Obszaru Wielkich Jezior Mazurskich
11-600 Węgorzewo, ul. 3-go maja 17b
087 427 01 46, 087 427 09 45, fax: 087 427 09 61
e-mail: [email protected]
Stowarzyszenie Rozwoju Wsi i Ochrony Dziedzictwa Kulturowego w gminie Biskupiec
13-340 Biskupiec, ul. Rynek 1/20
056 474 50 58, fax: 089 521 00 15
e-mail: [email protected], [email protected]
Stowarzyszenie Lokalna Grupa Działania LIDER w EGO
19-300 Ełk, ul. Sikorskiego 5a
tel.: 601 559 195, 0 693 038 803, fax: 087 621 83 39
tel.: [email protected];
Stowarzyszenie Łączy Nas Kanał Elbląski Lokalna Grupa Działania w Elblągu
82-300 Elbląg, ul. Jana Amosa Komeńskiego 40
tel.: 055 239 49 61, fax: 055 239 49 64; 62
e-mail: [email protected], [email protected]
11-040 Dobre Miasto, ul. Grudziądzka 9b
tel.: 089 615 39 39, fax: 089 61 61 443
e-mail: [email protected]
Fundacja Lokalna Grupa Działania partnerstwo dla Warmii
14-520 Pieniężno, Pakosze 22
055 244 70 51, fax: 055 244 70 51
e-mail: [email protected]
zachodniopomorskie voivodship
Fundacja Lider Wałecki
78-600 Wałcz, ul. Dąbrowskiego 8
tel.: 067 258 02 41, fax: 067 258 02 41
e-mail: [email protected]
Związek Stowarzyszeń Kraina Drwęcy i Pasłęki
14-105 Łukta, ul. Mazurska 30
tel.: 089 647 57 45, fax: 089 647 52 50
e-mail: [email protected]
Stowarzyszenie Lider Pojezierza
74-320 Barlinek, ul. Niepodległości 20
tel.: 095 746 55 58, fax: 095 746 17 04
e-mail: [email protected]
Związek Stowarzyszeń Brama Mazurskiej Krainy
13-100 Nidzica, Plac Wolności 1
tel.: 089 625 22 26, fax: 089 625 43 37
e-mail: [email protected]ida.pl
Stowarzyszenie Lokalnej Grupy Działania Siła w Grupie
78-120 Gościno, IV Dywizji Wojska Polskiego 58/13
tel.: 094 351 25 03, fax: 094 351 25 03
e-mail: [email protected]
Stowarzyszenie Szanse Bezdroży Gmin: Goleniów, Osina, Przybiernów, Stepnica
72-100 Goleniów, ul. Słowackiego 1
tel.: 091 4071320, 888 793 775
e-mail: [email protected]
Środkowopomorska Grupa Działania
75-201 Koszalin, ul. Dworcowa 11-15
tel.: 094 343 51 67, fax: 094 343 51 67
e-mail: [email protected]
WIR – Wiejska Inicjatywa Rozwoju Gmin Chociwel, Marianowo, Stargard Szczeciński, Suchań
73-110 Stargard Szczeciński, ul. Rynek Staromiejski 5
tel.: 091 834 11 99, fax: 091 834 11 99
e-mail: [email protected]
wielkopolskie voivodship
Stowarzyszenie Światowid
62-260 Łubowo, Łubowo 1
tel.: 061 427 59 50, fax: 061 427 59 50
e-mail: [email protected]
Fundacja Gościnna Wielkopolska
63-830 Pępowo, ul. Powstańców Wlkp. 43
tel.: 065 574 12 22
e-mail: [email protected]
64-550 Duszniki, ul. Jana Pawła II 8
tel.: 612 919 075, 061 291 91 31
e-mail: [email protected]
Fundacja Wrota Wielkopolski
63-604 Baranów, Rynek 21
tel.: 062 7810433, fax: 062 7810405
e-mail: [email protected]
Fundacja Lokalna Grupa Działania Smocza Kraina
63-642 Perzów, Perzów 78
tel.: 062 786 18 50, fax: 062 786 15 09
e-mail: [email protected]
Towarzystwo Społeczno-Gospodarcze Dwa Mosty
62-561 Ślesin, Ślesin - Tokary 12
tel.: 063 270 41 27, fax: 063 270 41 27
e-mail: [email protected]
Stowarzyszenie Wspólnie dla przyszłości
63-300 Pleszew, Rynek 1
tel.: 062 742 83 10, fax: 062 742 83 01
e-mail: [email protected]
Stowarzyszenie Solidarni w Partnerstwie
62-571 Stare Miasto, ul. Główna 16
tel.: 063 241 6216 wew. 45, fax: 063 241 65 80
e-mail: [email protected]
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„Good beginning” – Polish-Hungarian co-operation
under the Leader Programme
Polish-Hungarian co-operation under Leader Programme has
had its own history and the interest in contacts and sharing
experience has been growing on both sides for some time.
Hungarian LAGs1 have taken account of all four leading areas
that the European Commission has identified as priorities for
rural areas in the member states joining the Leader Programme:
• Improved living standards In Real areas – 60 LAGs
• Adding value in local products – 61 LAGs
• Use of natural and cultural resources – 61 LAGs
• As many as 34 LAGs have identified „New technologies and
know-how to enhance the competitiveness of products and
services in rural sector” as the area of their activities.
In Hungary, LAGs are interested in international cooperation with
regard to agri-tourism, regional products, ecological agriculture,
protection of cultural heritage and the development of local
(Table 1 presents an overview comparison of Leader Programme
implementation in Poland and Hungary).
Representatives of Polish Local Action Groups have already
taken part in several events stimulating bilateral cooperation:
1. International conference on the implementation of Leader
Programme in the European Union member states was attended
by representatives of 27countries with over 300 participants.
It was held in Tihany on 13-17 November, 2006;
2. Seminar on the promotion of regional and traditional
products was attended by over 100 participants, including the
representatives of Hungarian Local Action Groups from Hogyesz
(Tolna district), was held on 7–9.03.2007;
3. Study tour for a group of 10 participants on 13–19.05.2007
(including representatives of APA and Marshall Offices) was an
opportunity to hold meetings with key Hungarian institutions
(managing, implementing and paying authority), and five
Hungarian Local Action Groups. The main topics to be presented and discussed were as follows:
– The structure, organisation and operational rules in LAGs;
– The scope and specific problems LAGs had when implementing
their strategies and projects;
– Procedures and rules to clear the accounts for projects
under the Leader programme;
– System of good practices in operating partnerships and
institutions in some other EU member states;
– Implementation system at national and regional levels;
– Activities in the National Leader + Network as well as the
network of local partnerships;
– Launching co-operation to share information and support
the process to build international partnerships;
– Leader in the new programming period 2007 – 2013.
There are 70 LAGs operating across Hungary
Leader Initiative in Europe
All meeting participants underlined the excellent technical
preparation, unusual hospitality and openness of Hungarian
partners as well as the commitment and kind approach of the
main organising unit, i.e. Hungarian Leader Centre.
Unfortunately, the representatives of Hungarian Local Action
Groups have not participated in any of the events organised in
connection with Leader Programme implementation in Poland.
Institutions supporting contacts between LAGs in Poland and
Major support in terms of organisation and technical matters to
Polish Local Action Groups interested in cooperation with
Hungarian counterparts are, first of all:
(a) National Leader + Network:
Fundacja Programów Pomocy dla Rolnictwa FAPA
Foundation of Assistance Programmes for Agriculture
ul. Wspólna 30
00-930 Warszawa
tel.: (+ 48 22) 623 19 40; (+ 48 22) 623 19 91
E-mail: [email protected]
(b) Hungarian Leader Centre:
Hungarian Leader Center
H-1051Budapest, Szent Istvan ter 11/B
tel: (+ 36 70) 1302 1824
fax: (+36 70) 1373 0080
E-mail: [email protected]
Moreover, the institutions listed below can provide general information on activities areas of various Hungarian organisations
and companies (cultural and commercial contacts):
(c) Węgierski Instytut Kultury
Hungarian Institute of Culture
00-517 Warszawa, ul. Marszałkowska 80
tel. 022/629 32 43, 022/629 32 44,
biblioteka: 022/629 32 42, fax 022/625 07 62
[email protected]
(d) Wydział Handlowy Ambasady Republiki Węgierskiej
Commercial Division of the Embassy of the Republic of Hungary
00-559 Warszawa, ul. Chopina 2
tel: 0-22 841-35-51, 6 Fax: 0-22 41-38-63
E-mail: [email protected]
I would like to thank Mr. Mark Neuhauser, Hungarian Leader
Centre in Budapest for his valuable assistance in this article
Prepared by:
Maria Jakubowicz
Rural Development Team/FAPA
3 / 2007 / LEADER+
Leader Initiative in Europe
Table No 1: Overview comparison of Leader Programme implementation in Hungary and Poland In the years 2004-2013
Pilot Leader+ Programme
2007 -2013 (according to RDP 2007-2013)
Leader Axis
Managing Authority
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
- strategy management
- programme documents
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
- strategy management
- programme documents
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
- strategy management
- programme documents
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
- strategy management
- programme documents
Implementing Authority
Agricultural and Rural Development Agency
(no clear distinction between Implementing
and Paying Authority, both roles played
by Agricultural and Rural Development
- verification of applications
- signing agreements with Beneficiaries
- monitoring
- control
- networking
Foundation of Assistance Programmes
or Agriculture - FAPA
- verification of applications
- signing agreements with Beneficiaries
- monitoring
- control
- networking
Agricultural and Rural Development Agency
(no clear distinction between Implementing
and Paying Authority, both roles played
by Agricultural and Rural Development
- verification of applications
- signing agreements with Beneficiaries
- monitoring
- control
- networking
Voivodship self-government authority
(Marshal Office)
- verification of applications
- signing agreements with Beneficiaries
No breakdown into Schemes or implementation
stages; rather a breakdown into the following
programming cycles:
a) 2005: preparations/building human
resources and institutional capacity
b) 2005-2006: two-stage selection of LAGs
(the total of 186 LAGs applied with
70 LAGs selected finally)
c) 2006 – September 2008: programme
is implemented and accounts cleared
a) Scheme I (2005-2006)
a) Preparatory phase: end of 2007
a) 1-st LAG recruitment: June 2008
b) Scheme II (2006-mid 2008)
b) LAGs recruitment: second half-year
in 2008
b) (extension of agreements or recruitment
of new LAGs)
Paying Authority
Implementation stages
Scheme I2
(2005 - 2006)
Scheme II1
(2006 – 2008)
Beneficiaries: LAGs with local development
plan /strategy approved at the stage of
selection to participate in the programme;
LAGs are not legal entities, they are groups
bound by co-operation agreement to act on
a specific, geographically uniform area.
Members of LAGs are legal entities (public,
social, private) or natural persons. The LAG
is headed by one of member organisations
that represents the LAG externally;
b. Measures: selection and implementation of
projects („soft and core” ones) at local level;
LAGs recommend projects to Agricultural
and Rural Development Agency for final
selection of projects to be financed.
c. Budget (2004–2006): about euro 26 million
d. Output:
i) 70 LAGs are operational;
ii) about 3600 financing applications are
submitted to LAGs;
iii) final number of projects the Agency will
select for implementation is not known yet;
iv) nationwide, 16% of population total
covered by the Programme (Average
population number in one LAG’s area totals
ca 23 000 people);
Agency for the Restructuring
and Modernisation of Agriculture
- effect payments
c) Start: selection of projects to be
implemented in the period 2008-2013
a. Beneficiaries: local administrative units
(gminas, or their unions), NGOs;
b. Measures („soft projects”):
(i) LAG is established and registered (as legal
entities, foundations, associations, unison
of associations)
(ii) Integrated Rural Development Strategies
(IRDS) are devised
c. Budget: about 5 million euro
d. Output:
(i) 167 LAGs are registered
(ii) 167 Integrated Rural Development
Strategies are elaborated
(iii) Covered by the programme are: 830 gmin;
liczba ludności: 7029395; powierzchnia: 091,4 km2
a. Beneficiaries (LAGs, i.e. foundations,
associations, unions of associations);
b. Measures („soft projects”):
(i) IRDS implementation;
(ii) international cooperation;
c. Budget:
(i) 24 million euro;
(ii) 187 500 euro/project;
c. Output:
(i) 151 LAGs implement IRDS;
(ii) Included in the programme are: 862 gminas;
population number: 6913538 people
(ca. 17% of the total), Area: 125697,78 km2
Expected Output in Leader
Programme in the period
between 2007-2013
and the budget:
It is called "Scheme" in Poland, and "Programming cycle" in Hungary
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Agency for the Restructuring
and Modernisation of Agriculture
- effect payments
a) Project covers min 50% of rural areas
(i.e. 44% of total area of Hungary)
b) 70 – 80 LAGs participate in the project
c) Total budget: euro 291 million
(„soft and core projects”)
a) Project covers min 50% of rural areas
b) min. 200 LAGs participate in the project
c) Total budget: euro 787,5 million
(„soft and core projects”)
Visit to Hungary
A delegation comprising the representatives of LAG „Białe Ługi”,
Associations Union „Kurpsie Razem”, Marshall Office of Mazowieckie
Voivodship, the Agency for the Restructuring and Modernisation
of Agriculture as well as the Foundation of Assistance Programmes
for Agriculture paid a visit to Hungary on 13-19 May, 2007.
Polish Group visited Managing Authority – Hungarian Leader
Centre and five Local Action Groups from the north-western
region of the country. Below presented is some information on
Hungarian LAGs.
1. LAG „8 Palóc +” at Kazár
LAG „8 Palóc +” is located in the post-mining area at the northern
plateau and foothills of Mátra Mountains. LAG undertakes
initiatives aimed mostly at the preservation of cultural heritage
and traditions of the Palots ethnic group living in the area, which
includes traditional farmsteads and mining colonies (miner’s
house, house of handcraft, house of honey, granary). Palots
culture features exquisite handcraft objects such as pottery
pieces or wooden furniture, and also traditional songs, fables,
legends, ballads as well as folk dances and costumes, and own
Palot dialect. Regional calendar highlights some events to
present Palot customs and handcrafts, for e.g. folk song and
dance festivals, artisans workshops etc.
Under the Leader+ Programme, local rural development
programme covers four priority goals:
– „Opportunities for rural areas”: improved living conditions in
rural areas, promotion of regional products and services,
improved competitiveness of local producers and service
providers, implementation of local quality brand;
– „Interesting village”: enhanced village image, supporting
activities to preserve Palots cultural heritage and promotion of
local tourism and cultural assets, for e.g.: handcraft workshops,
village dayrooms, tourism routes, promotion publications;
– „No one can manage alone”: activating local population to
start joint activities, encouraging to establish new organisations,
boosting up cooperation amongst villages through for e.g. joint
events, publications etc.;
– „We are strong together”: Implementation of local human
resources development plan: training session for the local
people: on computers, handcrafts, agri-tourism.
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2. LAG „Dél Mátra 11” at Gyöngyös and Domoszló
LAG „Dél Mátra 11” was set up thanks to cooperation amongst
11 villages surrounded by the Mátra Mountains in the north and
adjoining Great Hungarian Plain in the south. In this region, the
Leader+ Project highlights the use and preservation of natural
resources (woodland, lakes and rivers) and the development of
hunting and angling tourism activities. The motto of the „Dél
Mátra 11” LAGD is: „Grapevine-wine-tradition” as viticulture
and wine production have provided main source of income in
this region, and the tradition goes back many centuries. Local
people have also started to be increasingly aware of the
opportunities agri-tourism business can offer. Initiatives are
undertaken to improve the agri-tourism facilities, which are closely
linked to winery tourism programmes and the awareness of
local traditions and cultural heritage.
Under Leader+ Programme , the local rural development
programme includes 10 areas:
– Promotion of tourism investment projects specific to the region;
– Preservation of natural and cultural heritage;
– Promotion of regional programmes on natural environment
– Studies and documentation for investment projects;
– Promotion of training on agri-tourism;
– Promotion of local products;
– Promotion of popular sports and recreation;
– Promotion of integration activities;
– Training courses for the disabled on plant growing;
– Promotion of international co-operation.
Polish group visited two villages and saw two model
agri-tourism farm holdings and paprika grown in hydroponic
system in glasshouses in Gyöngyös. The visit at Domoszló
featured the regional folk ensemble, tasting the wine from the local
winery and a tour to see an exhibition of local products (honey,
embroidered fabrics).
When visiting this LAG, Polish group saw also a family-owned
clothing manufacturing plant „Axamo” at Kazár, Skansen
museum and Andreása Bagi’s unique collection of irons.
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3. LAG „Dél-Cserhát” at Kord
LAG „Dél-Cserhát” is situated at foothills of the Cserhát mountains
in the north-eastern part of Hungary. The activities of local LAG
cover protected area of national importance, i.e. Protected
Landscape Area of Eastern Cserhát.
The aims of local rural development plans are as follows:
– Development of existing companies and setting up new
– Promotion of diversification in local companies, supporting
profitable initiatives,
– Improved living standards In rural areas,
– Supporting the production, processing and marketing of local
– Preservation and improvement of the environment to be
used for tourism purposes: special role of eco-and agri-tourism
development, use of environmental biodiversity, breeding local
breeds animals threatened with extinction (Hungarian grey cattle,
pigs of Mangalica breed), growing traditional plants and herbs,
– Development of human resources, preservation and
revitalisation of traditional handcrafts;
– Re-discovery of regional culture and history, sharing
tradition with locals and tourists;
– Holding up the rural areas de-population process.
Traditional Hungarian dishes and local products can be tasted
and purchased at the Food Sales Point at the Vadvirad restaurant
at Kozárd, which, as the very first one nationwide, has been
organised under Leader+ Programme. Guests can taste some
types of Hungarian honey, ginger cakes, fresh fruit and jams,
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sheep and goat cheeses, cured meat made from Mangalica pork
and „Palinka” fruit vodka. Italian and Finnish products are going
to be presented at the Sales Point as part of international
cooperation project. Polish group visited also farm where grey
cattle and Mangalica pigs are is bred.
4. LAG Bükk at Bükkaranyos and Bukkszentkereszt
The area of LAG Bükk activities covers 9 villages located in the
central and southern part of the Bükk (Beech) Mountains. The
LAG pursuits regional and tourism development as major aims
and it cooperates closely with the Beech Mountains National
Park with a view to protect the natural environment. Numerous
lime caves with the total length of over 35 km are main tourist
attractions. Beech Mountains area features ample natural
resources and assets, and unique Alpine-like micro-climate, but
farming is limited predominantly to viticulture and fruit growing,
and industry is hardly developed. Wine production is predominant
in processing sector. The region is now facing a major problem,
i.e. shortage of adequate road system to connect villages on both
sides of the hills into the public roads network. The LAG efforts
focus on improving the road network in the region by creating
a system of connections using woodland tracts in the Beech
Mountains, which is of special significance from the viewpoint
of tourism development. Under Leader+ Programme, a unique
solution was adopted to revitalise a system of mail coaches as
a fast, cheap and environmentally friendly means of transport.
During the first stage, 6 coaches are going to be purchased and
stoppage places along the route will be marked. At parking lots,
tourists will find small shops with local products and crafts, and
they will be also offered some wine to taste etc. As planned,
some camping sites are going to be identified and marked,
culinary festivals are going to be held, tourism information
system developed etc.
The group from Poland had a presentation delivered by the
company Nagy-ferenczi Ltd. – a management organisation in
charge of organising the work of the LAG Bükk, as well as
ecological farming and black currant growing. The farm uses its
own renewable energy sources: wind turbine, sunlight collector
and bio-mass burning oven. The company runs also training
activities on how to control pests and use renewable
energy sources, and recently one on the preparation and
implementation of rural development projects co-financed with
the EU funds. In 2006, the company developed a new
demonstration project on „Hydrogen village” with a view to show
the public how the wind and hydrogen technologies can be
applied in practice to produce and supply electricity. Once they
are operational, the village dwellers hope to reduce their
dependency on traditional energy sources to become party
self-sufficient in terms of energy supplies and protect the
environment. The hydrogen village is going to open a nursing
home for the elderly, who would also use renewable energy
as well.
Another stop-over during the trip was scheduled at the shop of
Szabó György, famous herb healer. He works in Bukkszentkereszt,
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– Devising theme paths for tourists;
– Elaboration of publications to promote the region;
– Setting up tourist information points and offices;
– Development of accommodation facilities and improved
services performance.
During the visit at the LAG Tisza-tavi, Polish group had a cruise
on the Tisza lake to see water birds reserve and the hydroelectric
power plant. It also visited ostriches farm at Tarnaszentmiklós,
where some products from ostrich eggs and skin could be
purchased. \When visiting Poroszló, the local self-government
representatives declared their readiness to launch cooperation
with Polish ostrich breeders.
Ewa Siemieńska
Rural Development Unit
where the Bükk or Beech Association of Herb Growing and
Traditional Medicine has been in operation since 2004. It is
envisaged that herbs drying facility is going to be launched under
Leader+ Programme.
5. LAG Tisza-tavi – Poroszló, Kisköre
The area of his Group activities includes 13 villages located near
the lake Tisza. Water plays an important role in the scenery and
everyday life of the region covered by LAG’s strategy.
Hydroelectric power plant was built on the Tisza river at Kisköre,
and artificial water reservoir, called the Tisza lake is now a great
place for tourism and recreation, kayaking and angling. There is
also a thermal water hotel by the lake where the thermal water
energy is used.
The aim of the local rural development programme is to
facilitate economic transformations in the region to enhance the
role of services, which is to be achieved by i.a. tourism
development and increased share sector of this in the regional
income. To attain his aim, the quality of tourism services needs
to be improved, range of services diversified so that they could
be expanded not to cover the Tisza lake and the adjoining area
only. Furthermore, tourism offer could be made attractive also
outside the peak summer season.
Activities of the local rural development programme include as
– Improved professional skills of the personnel providing
tourist services;
– Basing on local tradition and resources, tourism services
range is to be diversified, for e.g. mini ZOOs could be created to
show local animal species, angling tourism developed, local
handcrafts revitalised artisan workshops and established to
demonstrate handcrafts to the public;
– Promotion and sale of local agri-food and handcraft products;
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Rural Development
LEADER+ as a tool to develop the market of regional
and traditional products
Currently effective in the European Union, the system to protect
regional and traditional products designations turned out not
only to provide an opportunity for producers to create better
future for themselves, but a chance for the member states to
use it as a tool to promote their respective regions and cultures
as well. In the countries that have applied his mechanism, the
profits run in billion euro, and it all has been possible thanks to,
i.a , efficient utilization of the LEADER+ programme. Similar
course can be taken in Poland as well.
As a system, the protection of geographical indications and
designations of origin for agricultural products and foodstuffs
has been in place in the European Union since 1992 to play an
important role in the promotion of top quality food coming from
specific regions or produced thanks to traditional methods. The
protection system covers 760 designations and products. As
many as about 160 registered products come from In Italy,
where the products trading turnover (excluding wine) reaches
9 billion euro a year, of which annual exports total about 1 billion
euro. In France, the volume of trade in products with protected
designations of origin, including wine, comes up to about 23 billion
euro a year, i.e. 40 % of the total agri-food trade. As quoted
above, the data proves clearly the market strength of the
products with the protected geographical indications and
designations of origin.
Even though Polish producers still have a long way to go before
they can catch up with their counterparts in Italy or France in
terms of production scale and volume, one can look forward to
the original, traditional and regional products coming into sight
from shade and economic non-existence. What is more, this is
more likely to happen given the rich cultural heritage of Poland
and its diversity, or the fact that non-industrial methods of
agricultural production are frequently applied and many old
varieties of plants and domestic animal breeds are now preserved, and, what is more, there is also strong interest on part of
consumers and in the potential use of instruments such as LEADER+.
Regional production under protection
Council Regulation (EC) No 510/2006 of 20 March 2006 on the
protection of geographical indications and designations of origin
for agricultural products and foodstuffs as well as Council
Regulation (EC) No 509/2006 of 20 March 2006 on agricultural
products and foodstuffs as traditional specialities guaranteed
were developed with to view to primarily protect and promote
exceptional agri-food products and foodstuffs linked to specific
regions. For the geographical indication or the designation of
origin to become registered, the product needs to be of supreme
quality and exceptional nature, or derive its features from the
designated origin (See the frame). It takes the combination of
natural resources and conditions of the local area, as well as
the skills and expertise of local producers to provide the grounds
for the product to be placed on the “shelf” of products featuring
supreme quality in the whole European Union.
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Furthermore, in order to comply with the European regulations
that require producers to organise themselves to be able to apply
for registration, there is a mechanism is in place for them to
undertake join action and initiatives, including production,
preservation and commercial activities related to a given product
in a defined area. Moreover, the protection of geographical
designation, which is inextricably linked to the registration process,
is devised in a way to ensure that each producer operating in
a given area is entitled to use it provided the product specification
requirements are met. No „honest” producer (producing
according to the specification the producers hale defined
themselves) can be excluded from the group authorised to use
the protected geographical indication, which is to serve the
purpose of developing the whole region, and not only individual
companies or businesses. The product is regarded as a common
asset and part of the local heritage of the designated origin that
needs to be jointly cultivated and protected.
The same assumptions, common goals
The assumptions of the food quality policy in the EU, if perceived
broadly enough to cover also the protection of exceptional
– traditional and regional – agri-food products, are convergent
with the goals put forward by all those engaged in the
development of Local Action Groups and the implementation of
strategy under the LEADER+ Programme. Each of four priority
goals towards which the strategies are built can be linked to the
development of local specialties markets: starting with marketing,
all the way through the cooperation amongst the producers and
the registration of product at the EU level up to the organization
of the commercial system and the product protection rules. The
use of natural and cultural resources of the region along with
the local know-how and joint action are clearly the pre-requisites
to have the product registered in the European system. As for the
registration itself, by providing opportunities created thanks to
the protection of geographical indication, making the product
stand out as a different one on the market, additional promotion
funds or incentives to enhance joint action amongst producers,
it serves the very purpose of increasing living standards in rural areas.
The evidence to prove the above to be true lies in the fact that,
even though the system to protect the geographical indications
and designations of origin as well as traditional specialties has
been in operation for 15 years with hundreds of products
registered, just one single product was opted out of the system!
(one of the English beers, that „dropped out” of the system as
producers could not meet the requirements included in the
product specification). Thus, as we are certain we have plenty
of exceptional products in Poland (actually, they can be found
almost anywhere), and we know we can access and apply the
European system to protect geographical indications, designation
of origin and traditional specialties (generating multi-billion profits
in some of the EU member states), as well as the LEADER+
programme, then the pending question is why we should not
jump on the opportunity if countries with the longest experience
in products registration and protection have been using it so
That door has been opened already...
LAG DaunOfantino from Italian region of Apulia provides a good
example of Local Action Group that has skillfully combined
opportunities following from European food quality policy and the
LEADER+ Programme. Two types of cheese are produced in the
area of LAG’s activities and they have become registered as
protected designation of origin (i.e. Caciocavallo Silano and
Canestrato Pugliese) along with two brands of olive oil (i.e. Dauno
– protected designation of origin and La Bella della Daunia –
protected geographical indication), two types of wine with
geographical indications (i.e. Rosso Barletta DOC and Aleatico di
Puglia DOC), as well as many other products listed as Italian
traditional products. The LAG implements activities (for e.g. training
courses, seminars) targeted not only at farmers and producers
who recently have started thinking on how incorporate relevant
quality systems in their production and intend to set up producer
groups, but also those, who need to improve the management
inside the consortia involved in the protection and promotion of
registered products on the Italian market, that of the EU or the
third countries. DaunOfantino has been actively involved in the
organisation of training courses on:
• how to prepare foodstuffs producers to apply the rule „from
stable to table”, or ensure the traceability of the product, which
is the pre-condition for any of them to participate in quality system,
• agri-tourism management with the focus on skills required
to ensure commercial success of products and services typical
for the area of Lag’s operations,
• business management in companies producing traditional
foodstuffs with special account taken of small and medium
enterprises, their viability and competitive edge on the market.
LAG DaunOfantino runs also some activities to promote both,
tourism enhancing advantages of the region as well as the products
and services of local origin, which, in line with the quality strategy,
are to become the ultimate quality icons. Joint presentation of
three Local Action Groups from the Foggia Province in Apulia
(LAG Meridaunia, LAG Daunofantino oraz LAG Piana del Tavoliere)
at the fair in New York in April is one of the examples of joint
LAG’s activities. American consumers, importers, potential
tourists and the public interested in the Apulia region could learn
more about some exceptional regional specialties, taste
traditional products as well as talk to the distributors and
producers, or find out abort the tourism offer along with the
history, culture and unique local cuisine.
For more information see: http://www.galdaunofantino.it
Not only LEADER+
As discussed above, the example shows what a good instrument
LEADER+ is to promote the region, enhance producers and
consumers knowledge and awareness, and facilitate the
commercial success of local and traditional products. None of the
now available funds or instruments but the LEADER+ programme
can be targeted so well at the locally or regionally specific
conditions, natural resources or tradition at a given area. What
Rural Development
is more, nothing else will do, but only the skilful combination of
all these factors makes it possible for a product to be put in the
EU system to protect and designate the best agri-food products.
However, it is worth knowing that LEADER+ programme is not
the only one to finance activities related to high quality products.
Registration in the European system of Protected Designations
of Origin, Protected Geographical Indications and Traditional
Specialties Guaranteed enables the funding to be provided from
some other sources as well. Producers of his type of products
are the target group of two measures devised for them under
the new Rural Development Programme for the years 2007 – 2013:
„Farmers participation in food quality programmes” and „Information
and promotion activities”. As for the first measure, it is to provide
annual aid to farmers up to PLN 3 200 for five years of their
participation in the system. The other measure includes aid for
producer groups to refund 70 % of the cost related to the
registered products information and promotion activities. However,
the funds can only be utilised upon the completion of the product
registration process. Registration applications can be filed directly
at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Promotion activities can also be supported by the national
instrument, i.e. the List of Traditional Products elaborated jointly
by the Voivodship Marshals and the MARD. No financial inputs
are required to have a product listed and it can be a very good
starting point for the registration under the EU system, or to obtain
derogation from the regulations on the production and marketing
because of the traditional methods of food production.
There is a lot of potential to develop the market of traditional
and regional products in Poland. If skilful use is made of the
opportunities inherent in the existing legal framework, our
specialties will not be produced merely at small scale or for own
use, or known just locally, but they will generate profit, too, and
become the main source of income for those producing them.
Such market development will enable the regional identity and
heritage to be preserved and facilitate the production of the
specialties the locals in the region know best how to make.
Protected Designation of Origin – awarded to products if its quality and the entire production
process is linked closely and objectively to its origin. Name of the product should be related to the
area of its origin and all the production stages should take place in the area in question.
Protected Geographical Indication – can be awarded to a product of exceptional properties related
to the geographical origin that make it different from some other products in the same category.
Name of the product should be related to the area of its origin and at least one of the production stages
should take place in the area in question.
Traditional Specialty Guaranteed – product can be registered if it features some properties
making it distinct from the other products in the same category. Specific nature of the product should
result from the traditional way it is manufactured and its name. It is possible to apply for the
protection of the brand name submitted for registration.
By: Jakub Jasiński
Michał Rzytki
Division of Geographical Indications,
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
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Krajowa Rada Izb Rolniczych
Ministerstwo Rolnictwa i Rozwoju Wsi
Centrum Doradztwa Rolniczego
Fundacja Programów Pomocy dla Rolnictwa FAPA
Forum Aktywizacji Obszarów Wiejskich

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