During 7-8 November 2017, workshops on the European model of rural development, LEADER approach, and LAG principles was contacted for potential LAG members in Khulo municipality.
The workshops were organized in the framework of the EU-funded project “Promotion of Rural Development and Diversification in Khulo Municipality” implemented by Caritas Czech Republic in Georgia under the European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD).
The objectives of the workshops were to introduce LEADER approach, to clarify the role of the LAG in local community development, to clarify membership and leadership roles in LAG, to introduce the process of the development of Local Development Strategy and discuss future planning process.
Participants of the workshops were representatives of private, civil and public sectors who expressed their interest in becoming the LAG member. 49 potential members (14 women, 35 men) of LAG attended the workshop. The sessions were conducted in interactive format, participants were more deeply introduced with the LEADER’s approach, how the LEADER works in the EU countries and what significant role it contributes to the rural development. During the workshops, screening of small video about LEADER approach prepared by European Network for Rural development took place. In the end, evaluation and self-assessment questionnaire were distributed among the participants to receive feedback.
The potential members of Khulo LAG will launch work on the development of the Local Development Strategy.
After the meetings HMRR representatives together with participants visited Khulo ethnographic museum where local handicrafts are exhibited.