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ON COMMUNITY INVOLEVEMENT IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT – A CASE OF LEADER PROGRAMME IN POLAND

Vol. 4, No 2, 2011

Paweł Chmieliński

Department of Social and Regional Policy

Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics –  National Research Institute

ON COMMUNITY INVOLEVEMENT IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT – A CASE OF LEADER PROGRAMME IN POLAND[1]

E-mail: chmielinski@ierigz.waw.pl

 

ABSTRACT. Basic aim of Leader axis under the Polish Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2007-2013 is activation of rural communities and enhancing of social capital at the local level. Paper investigates the rural policy measure in terms of barriers of functioning of local action groups (LAGs). Outcomes of the research, based on survey of 72 LAGs, show that at the initial stage of their operation, LAGs struggled against the formal and legal problems regarding the financing rules and lack of power in implementation of local strategy measures.

 

Received: July, 2011

1st Revision: September, 2011

Accepted: November, 2011

JEL Classification:  Q18, R11, R38, R58

Keywords: rural development, Polish Rural Development Programme.



[1]Scientific work financed by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education from research funds for 2010-2011, as a research project. Agreement No. 1842/B/H03/2010/38 to application No. N N114 184238.