The partnership of the ACCESS’R project, led by Leader France, is based on an inter-network collaboration which not only brings together French and European partners working in the field of territorial development in rural areas and strongly committed to the theme of services to the population, but it also relies on different territorial levels.
The project has 10 French partners and 6 European partners:
Leader France Association (lead partner) : created in 1997 on the initiative of Local Action Groups, Leader France is the only network in France dedicated to defending the fundamentals of LEADER and the most efficient management of the programme. Member of numerous national and European authorities, Leader France intervenes to relay the difficulties of the territories, but also to value their successes.
Rural Families Asociation – Departemental Federation of Côtes d’Armor : nationally recognised of public utility, this association is acting for the families all over the territory, in rural and periurban area. It builds activities and services to improve the life framework of the inhabitants in rural areas. Also, Rural Families ensures that the needs of families are heard and their interests safeguarded in the implementation of public policies.
Minervois Corbières Méditerranée Association – Est-Audois LAG :
created on February 16, 2015 by 5 intercommunalities, the association aims to promote the development of rural municipalities of Greater Narbonne, the agglomeration of Carcassonne, the Community of communes of the Lézignan region Corbières Minervois, the community of communes Corbières Salanque Méditerranée and the Community of communes the Domitian.
New Ruralities is a pluralistic and independent national association whose focus is on the future of rural territories. It brings together politicians and civil society actors, business leaders, academics, researchers, local development professionals, community leaders, and citizens. It works to reinforce the territorial and social cohesion for the citizens who already live in rural areas or who want to settle there to work and develop intelligence, innovation and wealth.
The Community of communes Beauce Loire Valley – Loire Valley Chambord LAG is predominantly a rural territory covering about 52 000 ha representing 30 communes and about 20 000 inhabitants. This territory is at the origin of several project initiatives on the topic of services to public in rural areas (mobile MSAP, mobile health services, etc.)
The Departemental Council of Gironde is the deliberative assembly of the French department of Gironde, a decentralised territorial collectivity. The actions of the Council involve the everyday life of all Girondins: social welfare, education, youth, culture, but also other proactive policies such as economy, community life and territorial solidarity.
Regional National Parc of Livradois Forez : manager of a LEADER programme since 1991, this territory has gradually acquired a capacity to work on many subjects by mobilising broad partnerships and pooling engineering and services at supra-local levels, giving priority to support for the services provided by municipalities and communities of municipalities, including shared services, in order to enhance the attractiveness of this rural area and support the arrival of new populations. .
PETR Pays de Saint Brieuc – Pays de Saint-Brieuc LAG : through missions of coordination, animation and mobilisation of the actors, the PETR of Saint Brieuc is in charge of the project development of territory which aim at defining the conditions of an economic, ecological, cultural and social development, while reducing inequalities in terms of equipment, depending on the urban, coastal or rural fringe of the territory.
Mayotte Rural Network is a regional network whose coordination is ensured by the agricultural college of Coconi, by delegation of the management authority which, in Mayotte, is the State (and functionally, the DAAF). The priorities of the network’s actions are to unite actors around cross-cutting themes and to support project leaders in methodology, skills upgrading, fundraising, development and valorisation of projects in rural areas.
Provence-Alpes Côtes d’Azur Rural Network federates all the actors of the rural development of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (communities, associations, consular chambers, research laboratories , etc.). This network mobilises more than 2,000 contacts and more than 800 active members in order to facilitate the exchange of experiences and ideas, to encourage the emergence of projects and cooperation and thus contribute to the implementation of the Rural Development Programme Rural (PDR) of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) in the regional territory.
The National Association of Bulgarian LAGs protects the interests of Bulgarian LEADER LAGs, mainly aiming to stop depopulation processes in rural areas by making the CLLD approach a priority tool for the government and thus generating a larger volume of funds. Interested by the cooperation and exchanges of good practices, the association regularly participates in national and European partnerships.
Rurality – Environment – Development Association : created in 1980, the association develops through its network of members and partners in Europe, continuous exchanges on rural policies and their implementation, with the double purpose of a better field operationality and a strengthened dialogue with the European institutions. The association aims to set up a specific European policy for the development of rural areas, through their recognition as poles of development and innovation, and not only as natural and agricultural areas.
Leader Romania is a non-profit organization, created in 2019 on the initiative of some LAGs (including GAL Tecuci). The objective of Leader Romania is to federate Romanian LAGs, promote the Leader program and approach and support rural areas.
The network joined the Access’r partnership in 2020.
The Spanish Rural Development Network is a non-profit organisation with more than 20 years of experience in the field of local development led by rurala ctors. Representing 180 local action groups and nearly a dozen regional networks, this organisation covers the entire spanish territory and aims to promote a model of integral and sustainable rural development and to act as an interlocutor with various administrations: community, State and regional.
The Estonian National LEADER Network represents and protects the common interests of local action groups, as well as the LEADER approach in Estonia. The network participates in national and international discussions on rural areas and in various European cooperation networks on themes related to rurality.
The Hungarian National LEADER Network contributes to the reflections, exchanges and debates on the rural territories and the policies useful for their development in Hungary. The main tasks of the network are to collect and disseminate examples of good practices, support cooperation activities, develop and implement training programmes and disseminate information on the implementation of the rural development plan.
The FNGAL – National Federation of Local Action Groups in Romania, a non-profit organization created in 2012 and representing Romanian LAGs in local, national and European bodies, participated in the launch of the Access’r project.