Castelli Romani and Monti Prenestini LAG – Lazio
The LAG, formed in 2009, is an Association established with the primary purpose of implementing the Local Development Plan (LDP) approved by the Lazio Region. The membership base is currently composed of 22 members (13 public components and 9 private components), with collective and private interests, representing the main institutional, economic and social components of the territory.
The LDP aims to recover the added value offered by typical local agricultural productions, in order to improve the quality of the food and the territorial supply.
The main lines of action are: improved marketing of local products in short and close proximity circuits; qualification of products; organisation of the territory in terms of the enjoyment of leisure time, with particular reference to the wine and food offer.
Meridaunia LAG – Puglia
The Meridaunia LAG, founded in 1998, is a public-private limited liability consortium, mostly state-owned. The Meridaunia LAG was established to manage EU funding associated with the Leader II initiative, with the participation of Public and Private Entities. The Meridaunia LAG is a non-profit organisation with a corporate purpose focused on the promotion of activities in the agriculture, agritourism, tourism and craft sectors, of services and of production activities in general, including training and retraining for promoting employment in the enterprises, as well as the study, the implementation and the coordination of initiatives useful to the promotion of social and economic development compatible with environmental resources.
The LDP aims to stimulate sustainable tourism as a privileged means for development of the area, as it is a privileged sector within which the three essential components of sustainable development are combined: social cohesion, economic development and environmental protection.
The main lines of action are: valorisation of natural and cultural resources; improvement of the quality of life in rural areas.
Green Maiella LAG – Abruzzo
The GAL, formed in 1992, is a limited liability consortium. The membership base is currently composed of 126 members (8 public components and 118 private components), with collective and private interests, representing the main institutional, economic and social components of the territory. The LAG has also managed the Leader I, Leader II and Leader + programmes. The LDP aims to improve the quality of the territorial offer through the qualification and the recovery of the added value of typical local productions, of the landscape and of the rural environment, and the development of usability and attractiveness of the territorial systems. The main lines of action are: introduction of the typical elements of animal and plant biodiversity within production and processing activities; identification and development of local identity systems; improvement of services concerning the use of the territory.
Ulten Valley – High Non Valley – Martello Valley LAG – Trentino
The LAG, set up in 2001 and operating without a defined legal form, is currently composed of 21 members, with collective and private interests, representing the main institutional, economic and social components of the territory.
The LDP aims to revitalise local communities in a newfound equilibrium with respect to resources and with the cultural and natural heritage, promoting the development of sustainable rural tourism. The main lines of action are: qualitative development and tourist use of alpine huts and pastures; promotion and enhancement of local tourism; creation of a comprehensive network of tourist trails in rural areas.
Tures and Aurina Valley LAG – Trentino
The LAG, set up in 2001 for the implementation of the Leader+ programme, currently has a membership base composed of 9 members, with collective and private interests, representing the main institutional, economic and social components of the territory.
The LPD aims to improve the living conditions of the local rural population, thanks to a redevelopment of villages in peripheral areas through the establishment of infrastructure prerequisites for a revitalisation of the localities within the context of tourism; developing new products and improving the quality of the offer and of the process and improving the ecological impact of the production itself.
Photo credits: @Lazio Regional Archive