Transnational cooperation in Leader, Sweden 2011 06 22 Druskininkai, Lithuania
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Transnational cooperation in Leader, Sweden2011 06 22Druskininkai, Lithuania
My presentationBackgroundSwedish Leader Why?ENRD = EuropeanAdded valueThe eyes of the visitorPride of what you haveHow?Look for partnersSE Network chequeMeeting and organisingDoing the jobLearning ExamplesAnd the air in the city is heavily polluted allergies are increasing miles of qewing in rush hour. riots in the streets.violence is increasing.. pollution .
Of the 63 LAGs in Sweden only 12 existed before
Successful TNC:s are often characterised by being:Well anchored in an outspoken need in the own area by the people to be involved
Carrying the solution of the need within the cooperation itself
Clear about who to cooperate with
Between partners that have had some kind of contact before the start. It takes time to create good relations doing it across language and cultural barriers takes even more time
RemeberCooperating with more than one country creats more work but not necesarily added value.
Contact Point till EuropaWe are in the European Network for Rural Development, ENRD
Cooperation is to undertake joint actions with other LAGs Cooperating is the best way of making friends and thus peace.CPWhy?
Added valueMore moneyNew marketsBigger marketsHigher product prices More complete products and services Networking is not the same as cooperation but cooperation always include networkingWhy?
Added valueNew knowledge Raised awarenessLarger critical massThe view of the visitorIncrease the image of the area Pride of the own areaKnowledge of other ways of thinking and solving problemsWhy?
The visitors eyeStudy visit in Westerkwartier NL They talked about their hillsWe only saw the impressing flat landscapeWhy?
Pride of your territoryIn a youth exchange a Swedish group first visited Portugal and then had to plan for a visit in Sweden by their new friends.They first said that there was nothing to see or show in their own territory but after a while they found a lot even to be proud of.Why?
How to start?Choose a theme where you need external helpIt has to follow your strategyAnchor the cooperation idea in your areaChoose partners throughExisting contactsYour national network unitThrough Judit and the ENRD Contact PointEuropean conferences etcHow?
Personal meetingsYou have to meet physicallyGet to know each other, have funE-mail, Telephone, Skype etc works much better when you have metOrganise your projectDo the workLearn
SE network cheque to startFor initial contacts with a potential TNC partnerMax 5 000 per LAGHaving clear idea about cooperationFor the first meeting and preparationHow?
Networks cheques until Nov 2010Leader Upplandsbygd Irland Leader Sjuhrad Galicia SpainLeader Mellansjlandet HungaryLeader Grnslandet HungaryLeader Nrheten HungaryAstrid Lindgrens Hembygd Denmark Leader Norra Mlarstranden Scotland Leader Vstra Smland FranceLeader Gotland SloveniaLeader Vstra Skaraborg Catalonia SpainLeader Sknes Ess Piemonte Italy How?Leader Linn EnglandLeader Sdertlje Landsbygd Finland Leader 3sam Hungary Leader Norra Skaraborg Denmark Leader Skne Nordvst Sdra ScotlandLeader Gotland BelgiumLeader Mittland DenmarkLeader Gta lv ItalySpira Fyrkanten IrlandLeader Dalsland&rjng ScotlandLeader Inlandet Scotland
Cooperation with LithuaniaHorse centres feasibility studyLeader Sknes Ess in Sweden and Leader Kelme in LithuaniaA project about using horse back riding, nature tracks for riding and tourism connected to that as a vehicle for rural businesses development. It will be in close cooperation with the municipalities.2010-07-15 - 2012-09-30
Cooperation with EnglandLeader Linn in Sweden and NULAG in NorthumberlandHaving a contract for broad cooperation in several themes including also learning between the LAG boardsVisits i both areasTraditional basket making, handicraftRenewable energy from forestsHippo therapyJoint study course about EU
Cooperation with OstrobothniaLeader Hlsingland and Aktion sterbottenFolk music, training and education for youngContacts through the NRN:s
Leader Dalsland rjng, Aktion sterbotten, Schleswig Holstein in GermanyHistorical tourismContacts through the NRN and joint conferences
Cooperation with SpainLeader Vxtlust Vrmland and ADRI Valladolid Norte LAGWOLF, about finding a balance between sheep and cattle farming and wild life conservation for wolvesContact through European conferencesIt failed in cooperationWolves is a highly sensitive issue in SwedenThe lead partner in Spain had done so much in advance
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***With more people to sell to of course you can earn more money. Reaching new markets through cooperation gives you a larger market and more business opportunities.With other markets than just the local you might get higher product prices. What is normal and ordinary in your region might be exclusive in another area.The examples from Wirtshaftsraum Schraden in Brandenburg and Westlausitzer Heidenbogen in Saxony shows that the bicycle tours are more complete when they include two LAGs and thus they are more interesting to book. The example from the LAGs in Oberschwaben and Vinschgau shows that museums can have an exchange employees and use each others exhibitions and models, thus cutting costs and getting a better product or service.
*Cooperating with another area or even several areas gives you access to competences and specialists in other regions or countries. It can make it possible to develop new products/services much better.It can also give you access to a larger critical mass for marketing or for development.Seeing another area tackling almost the same problems but in another way opens your perspectives. Letting others, from another area or country, see your areas strengths and weaknesses, needs and hopes gives always new perspectives and possible solutions. A visitors eye is always interesting. **Searching for good sites, projects and initiatives in your own area creates a pride of all that in fact exists. Trying to explain your own area to a visitor from another country or area makes you understand your own area much better.*A theme where the cooperation part with the other region really helps you to meet a need and solve a problem.Choose a partner region with the skills and resources you need. Or a partner region with similar features as your own. Scan your area for existing contacts. What are the Town twinnings? What contacts do your companies have? Has there been exchanges between sports clubs? Have the churches contacts in other regions? Are the non profit organisations cooperating externally? EtcThe National Rural Network is a link to the rest of Europ.The ENRD Contact Point in Brussels is another good contact source (database on the web page)*From ENRD Contact Point Tool kitIdentification of your cooperation idea Questions which can help you to define your cooperation strategy 1. Context, needs and expectations
Do I have an in-depth vision of the socio-economic context and the political and institutional framework of my region?
2. Cooperation diagnosis: transnational experiences of your area
What are the existing experiences in terms of cooperation and what have they led to?
What are the main topics of existing transnational project? With which countries?
Which local actors already have European contacts?
Which local actors have already been involved in actions with external partners?
Which are the local actors with language skills we need?
What are the foreign partners of your local authorities?
3. Needs and expectations
What do we need locally, what are the local expectations and which added-value should cooperation bring?
Do some local actors already have ideas concerning possible cooperation projects? What is their motivation?
Which are the local problems (including their causes and effects, if possible) and needs?
Which cooperation ideas have priority for the area?
4. Administrative possibilities
Which priority cooperation ideas can be included in Leader cooperation?
Will it be possible to translate cooperation objectives in local policies?
How will the cooperation project be taken into account when thinking about the global local development project?