LEADER in Lithuania

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What is LEADER?

LEADER - it is one of the four EU Community Initiatives (other - INTERREG, URBAN, EQUAL), which encourages rural people and organizations to participate actively in the development processes of their community and local area.

LEADER title

The title ‘LEADER’ is a French acronym of ‘Liaison Entre Actions de Développement de l'Économie Rurale‘ (in Lithuanian lg.,Links between Actions for the Development of Rural Economy).

Principal aim of LEADER Programme

The principal aim of LEADER Programme in the field of rural development is to stimulate the regional development, to improve the quality of rural life, to tackle social, economic and environmental problems together with rural development participants.

Principal goals of LEADER Programme

The principal goals of LEADER Programme: to join the efforts of local community, entrepreneurs and authorities towards a common aim; to mobilize the rural population; to encourage local initiatives; to promote territorial and international partnership.


Event registration 


International conference "10 years of LEADER in Lithuania"

Conference date: October 15-16th, 2014.

Place of the conference: Anykščiai Art Incubator - Arts Studio, J. Biliūno str. 53, Anykščiai, Lithuania.

Draft agenda

The registration to the conference is closed.

For more information about conference please contact Simonas Pusvaškis via e-mail Simonas.Pusvaskis@zmmc.lt