In December 2022, the National Rural Network (NRN) published a booklet showcasing cooperation project examples supported under the LEADER Programme 2014-2020 (extended to 2022). To highlight the diversity of case studies featured, the NRN is currently running a bi-weekly social media initiative.
The aim of LEADER Cooperation is to help local stakeholders improve the potential of their rural areas by working together on joint projects for mutual benefit.
Two projects were promoted on the NRN Facebook and Twitter channels in February:
- On pages 20-24, read about how the Innovating Communities project aims to strengthen resilience, local development and community-led action across Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo, Cavan, Monaghan and Louth, by training community groups, businesses and individuals in ‘Design Thinking’ – a creative problem solving process.
- On pages 25-29, read about how The Women Active in Society programme has supported and encouraged female leaders in North, East and West Kerry, and rural Poznan in Poland, to grow and develop their businesses while meeting like-minded entrepreneurs, farmers and producers.
The booklet is freely available to view here.