Project “Rural Development for Sustainable Growth of Tetritskaro Municipality” continues. Informational campaign for community mobilization has successfully finished and now there is a process of Local Action Group (LAG) formation. Through the informational campaign 834 people from 73 villages and 2 cities received detailed information about the project. As a result, 20 initiative groups were established at the community level and LAG members are selected from those initiative groups.
After Jorjiashvili, LAG elections were held in Koda community. Through the voting 2 LAG members among 6 candidates have been revealed. Tamar Magaldadze and Giga Kristesiashvili are the members of LAG from Koda community and are the ones, who will work for better future of Tetriskaro.
Besides Koda and Jorjiashvili, the election will be held in 18 communities.
RDFG implements “Rural Development for Sustainable Growth of Tetritskaro Municipality” in the framework of the second phase of European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development – ENPARD.
ENPARD II uses a LEADER approach to economic development. Fundamentally, it is the energy and resources of the local people that contribute to the rural development process by forming partnerships at a sub-regional level between the public, private and civil sectors. The LEADER approach is associated with local empowerment through local strategy development and resource allocation. The main tool for the application of the LEADER approach to area development and involving local representatives in decision-making is the Local Action Group (LAG).
The project partners are Agro-Technology Association (ATA), Lithuanian Local Action Groups Network and the Ministry of Agriculture of Lithuania.