Cooperation is more than just networking. It encourages and supports Local Action Groups (LAGs) to undertake a joint action with another LEADER group, or group taking a similar approach, in another region or Member State. The general objective of Cooperation is to help rural stakeholders to improve the potential of their local area. The project or action undertaken must provide mutual benefits for each partner organisation and not just the lead partner.
Different types of Cooperation exist:
Cooperation between a LAG from Northern Ireland and a LAG from Ireland is known as Transnational Cooperation (TNC).
Section 2 - Northern Ireland Guidance - stand alone guidance provided by the Managing Authority to LAGs operating in Northern Ireland.
Section 3 - Ireland Guidance - stand alone guidance provided by the Managing Authority to LAGs operating in Ireland.
Section 4 - Network Support Unit Offer – Information about the help and support available from your local Network Support Unit.
Section 5 - FAQ’s – A list of questions and answers relating to LEADER Cooperation.