A training workshop of the “LEADER Program Management” course, under the TELI2 project – Transnational Education in LEADER Implementation2 – took place from 19th to 23th February 2018, in Portugal, Arouca, hosted by ADRIMAG LAG. 17 students from Ireland, Croatia, Slovenia, Portugal and Romania and 2 lecturers from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and the LIT – Limerick Institute of Technology, Ireland, visited ADRIMAG’s area of operation and some of the projects supported by ADRIMAG, under the LEADER approach and currently CLLD.
On the first day of the course, Luis Chaves, coordinator of the “Minha Terra” Federation, the Portuguese network of LAG’s, provided a presentation which focused on the role and work of the Federation, the evolution of the LEADER program to the current CLLD, and the main concerns and aspirations for the territories homes in Portugal. João Carlos Pinho, coordinator of ADRIMAG, also participated in the training, presenting on the physical and demographic geography of Portugal, therein contextualizing the importance of the work developed by Local Action Groups in rural territories, focusing, in particular, on the work developed by ADRIMAG over the years under the LEADER / CLLD approach.
During the week course topics such as Power of Partnership, Perception of LEADER, learning with and for LEADER, Project Solving and Project Management were addressed.
Next workshop training will take place in Poland, at Dolina Ragby LAG, in May.