On July 10, the “Partnership for rural prosperity in Armenia” international event with LEADER / Community-led local development methodology was launched in Dilijan. It was organized within the framework of the “Local Empowerment of Actors for Development in Lori and Tavush regions” program implemented with EU funding, in cooperation with the RA Ministries of Economy and Territorial Administration and Infrastructure.
Newly created “Local active groups” formed within the framework of the program participated in the event, presenting their local products.
The purpose of the event is to officially announce the signing of the partnership agreement about the five newly established local active groups: “Tashir +,” “Lorva Dzor,” “GanDzor,” “Aghstev Valley,” and “Tsili Tsov,” which were created within the framework of “EU Local Empowerment of Actors for Development in Lori and Tavush regions” based on LEADER / Community-led local development methodology, following the principles of territorial inclusive development and with the partnership of local public and private sector and civil society representatives.
The event was also a platform for donors, international and local partners, EU, and experts on “LEADER” rural development methodology and project implementing partners to present the project progress and next steps, panel discussions, experience exchange, and networking.