slide1
Download
Skip this Video
Download Presentation
Multisectoral Partnership – Tool in Rural Development International Conference Kosice, Slovakia 5.10.2009

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 10

Main Finnish experience - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 97 Views
  • Uploaded on

Multisectoral Partnership – Tool in Rural Development International Conference Kosice, Slovakia 5.10.2009. THE ROLE OF LEADER IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT – FINLAND EXPERIENCE.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Main Finnish experience' - jana


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
slide1
Multisectoral Partnership – Tool in Rural Development International ConferenceKosice, Slovakia 5.10.2009

THE ROLE OF LEADER IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT – FINLAND EXPERIENCE

Eero UusitaloProfessor, Counsellor for Rural DevelopmentSecretary General of the Rural Policy CommitteeChairman of the Village Action Association of Finland

slide2

Rural Policy Network and its working methods

RURAL NETWORK

OF THE PARLIAMENT

GOVERNMENT

MINISTERIAL GROUP ON RURAL POLICY

  • RURAL POLICY COMMITTEE (YTR)
  • Members of YTR (31 members from 27 organisations incl.

7 ministries, other government organisations and rural associations)

  • Secretariat, steered by the Secretary-General, prepares the matters.

About 60 secretaries from various organisations.

  • WORKING METHODS OF YTR

Rural Policy Programme

  • Action programme of YTR 20092013

Preparation of Government’s rural policy outlines

  • Reports, special programmes, resolutions
  • Theme and work groups (a total of 14 to 17 groups)
  • Themes include rural living, food, tourism, Leader,

well-being, enterprise, culture, civic activity

National rural research and development projects

(50 to 70 projects financed each year)

Communication

  • About 10 publications/year
  • Ruralpolicy.fi website
  • Newsletters, press releases and internet communication

of theme and work groups

  • Internet newsletter Liiteri

Negotiations and seminars

Rural proofing (”rural impact assessment”)

Implementation reports

  • OTHER PROGRAMMES TO
  • PROMOTE RURAL AND
  • REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • EU Programmes

- Rural Development Programme for

Mainland Finland, regional rural

development plans of T&E Centres

and local plans of LAGs

- Structural Fund Programmes

(ERDF and ESF)

  • National regional development

programmes

- Regional Cohesion and Competiti-

veness Programme (KOKO)

- Centre of Expertise Programme

(OSKE)

- Island Development Programme and

Resolution on Island Policy

- Resolution on Urban Policy

  • Programmes of the Regions
  • PARTNERS OF
  • YTR
  • Island Committee

(SANK)

  • Village Action

Association of

Finland (SYTY)

  • MUA Association

(rural research and

development) and

Network of Rural

Professors

INTERNATIONAL

COOPERATION

EU, OECD, Nordic Council

of Ministers, development

cooperation, bilateral

cooperation (esp. Sweden

and Estonia), several

international organisations

Figure 1

slide3

Where we are in Finnish Rural Policy

  • The instruments and tools for rural policy have been developed for 22 years, still insufficient.
  • Activities will be planned long into the future and risks have to be taken to achieve results.
  • Political support to the Rural Policy Committee is still insufficient. The old and new paradigms are fighting.
  • One major strength in Finland is the short distance, practically a direct contact, between the central government, regional administration and local actors. In Leader case was it possible to take first one step from top to down and then hundred steps from bottom to up.
  • A horizontal policy needs horizontal actors at all levels. We have these, but some of them are still too weak.

Figure 2

main finnish experience
Main Finnish experience

The core of the Finnish experience is this:

the regional broadening and deepening of

LAG work was supported by national rural

policy. LEADER action is not only a

temporary tool for the European Union in

rural development - not at all. It is a part of

the national and EU rural policy.

Figure 3

slide5

The phases of mainstreaming

  • TimeFormsArea
  • 1996 22 Leader II groups ⅓ of rural areas
  • 26 Pomo groups ⅓ of rural areas
  • 2001 25 Leader+ groups almost 40 % of rural areas
  • 2001-2002 26 Alma or Objective 1 almost 50 % of rural areas groups
  • 2001 7 Pomo+ groups about 10 % of rural areas
  • 2002-2006 58 LAGs almost all rural areas, only 6 rural municipalities outside
  • 2007-2013 55 + 1 LAGs All rural areas include to LAGs

6.6.2014

Figure 4

slide6

Preconditions for Powerfull LAGs

  • a LAG is a mixed group
  • a LAG has real power with own global grant money
  • LAG\'s own Plan and Programme
  • Wide range of projects
  • In the Board of the LAG own quotas for different partners
  • Goodwill of regional and national authorities
  • Good results on the basis of living civil society

6.6.2014

Figure 5

slide7

Risks1/2

  • European Union no longer applies the Leader methodology in the programming period which starts in 2014
  • Political understanding and approval of the LAG work do not increase
  • The administration and LAGs no longer develop the methodology
  • Bureaucracy curbs the activity

Figure 6

risks 2 2
Risks 2/2

5. Lack of people with sufficient responsibility and competence

6. Leader is seen as a rival to the old working methods.

7. Like other rural policy instruments, Leader suffers from the priority given to the financing needs relating to agriculture

Figure 7

grounds for reinforcing leader activity 1 2
Grounds for reinforcing Leader activity 1/2

1. In the future Leader can be the main tool

of the rural policy of the European Union

2. Rural development is and will be necessary

and justified in all parts of Europe

  • More democratic influence to the citizens
  • Citizens’ inputs and private funding are needed

for local and regional development work

Figure 8

grounds for reinforcing leader activity 2 2
Grounds for reinforcing Leader activity2/2

5. Strengthening the role of villages is indispensable

6. Leader is an essential element in the strengthening

of local development work in the globalising Europe

7. More international activities

Figure 9

ad