Co-operation is within Axis 4 measures of the Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme (NIRDP). It supports a LAG to undertake a joint action with another group taking a similar approach. Co-operation activities can take place within a Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, Ireland, Europe or even a third country context.
A high value is placed on collaborating beyond established borders enabling access to information and new ideas which promote mutual learning and improves local strategies.
Co-operation is also expected to stimulate and support innovation and enable the acquisition of both the skills and means to improve delivery.
Learning from co-operation should be disseminated widely especially for the information of new Local Action Groups (LAGs) which have so far had little or no experience in co-operation.
Below are some links to useful websites and documents in relation to Co-operation:
Current list of Transnational Partner Searches - available on the ENRD database