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Leader Cooperation Awards



Cooperation projects help all parts of rural Europe to grow together.

Leader cooperation is supported by Rural Development Programmes using the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

Cooperation between rural areas is an important tool for the development of these areas. Leader cooperation encourages and supports local action groups to undertake joint actions with other Local Action Groups, or with a Local Action Group taking a similar approach. Read more about Leader transnational cooperation HERE


The Nordic-Baltic Regions Rural Network Support Units - Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden
initiated the Nordic-Baltic Leader Cooperation Award.


The LEADER Transnational Cooperation Awards collected 60 applications from participating countries.The finalists of the five categories were chosen out of 60 nominees in Roskilde, Denmark on the 6th June 2013. The evaluation committee included the representatives of Estonia, Lithuanian, Latvia, Swedish, Finnish and Danish rural networks. The final selection of the winners of Nordic-Baltic Leader transnational cooperation projects was in Helsinki on 27th August on 2013.

The Awards Gala Event was held in Tallinn on 26th September 2013 and the five awards for Leader transnational cooperation projects was presented.

The finalists of the five categories:

The finalists of Youth category:

  • My Fell Lapland
  • Planet said to me
  • Wind for Youth  - WINNER!
  • Youth for Youth - Special prize of Estonian National Rural Unit

The finalists of Tourism category:

  • CULTrips. Creating a New Concept for Socio-cultural Village Trips in Europ
  • Mustaparta Archipelago and Tornio Valley
  • Nature Tourism Project - WINNER!
  • Re-creation of the Landscape / TEAM

The finalists of Culture category:

  • Ecomuseum - from Memories to Future
  • Handicraft - People's Choice Award!
  • Medieval Festivals - WINNER!
  • Traditions on the Market Square

The finalists of Local Area Development category:

  • A la Region - Upper Tampere & Hunsruck and Rhein Valley
  • Cross-border Entrepreneurs Blekinge / Warmia-Mazury - WINNER!
  • Loving Local Values
  • Villages full of Treasures

The finalists of Local Resources and Environment category:

  • Bees and Biodiversity - Together to Stop Pollinating Insects Decline and Protect Biodiversity
  • Forest Trail
  • Growing Gastrounauts - WINNER!
  • Management fishing in the Lakes Finjasjön and Bosarpasjön. The Transnational Project: Developing Methods of Management Fishery and Utilization of Haul
  • Traditional Sailing and Maritime Heritage

More detailed information about applicants and finalists are available in database.

The aim of the competition is to:

  • highlight the importance of transnational cooperation for rural development in the Nordic-Baltic countries;
  • recognise and promote existing Leader transnational cooperation “success stories” involving the Nordic-Baltic countries;
  • raise awareness amongst a wider audience of the interesting and diverse themes and activities which could be developed for future transnational cooperation with and between the Nordic-Baltic countries;
  • acknowledge the Local Action Groups which are currently active in the Nordic-Baltic countries, and inspire these and other Local Action Groups to continue with transnational cooperation during the new programming period (2014-2020);
  • reinforce the role of Leader in supporting implementation of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.

General information is available HERE

Criteria for participating Leader transnational cooperation project in the competition - the Leader transnational cooperation project must involve at least one Nordic-Baltic Local Action Group as a partner and the projects have not to be totally completed. The Leader transnational cooperation project must be included in the list of Leader transnational cooperation projects that have been notified to the European Commission. This list can be viewed on the ENRD Leader Gateway website .

Award categories are youth, tourism, culture, local area development, and local resources and environment.

However if you have any further questions please contact organisers via e-mai: LeaderTNC @ maainfo.ee
the Estonian Rural Network Unit or the contact person in the Rural Network Support Unit for your country.
Contacts of all Nordic-Baltic Rural Networks are available HERE



Database of The Nordic-Baltic Leader Cooperation Award

  Date of nomination Title Nominees Category Countries Leading partner
Details(60) 2013-05-20Management fishing in the Lakes Finjasjön and Bosarpasjön. The transnational project: Developing methods of management fishery and utilization of haul FinalistLocal Recourses and EnvironmentFinland, SwedenFinland - LAG Etpähä
Details(59) 2013-05-20Local food for local development ParticipantLocal Recourses and EnvironmentFinland, Austria, Cypros, Ireland, SwedenFinland
Details(58) 2013-05-20Traditional sailing and maritime heritage FinalistLocal Recourses and EnvironmentFinland, Estonia, DenmarkFinland - LAG Karhuseutu
Details(57) 2013-05-20Old Crafts Today ParticipantCultureLithuania, LatviaLatvia
Details(56) 2013-05-20Growing Gastronauts Winner of CategoryLocal Recourses and EnvironmentFrance, United Kingdom, EstoniaFrance - LAG Pays Vallée du Loir
Details(55) 2013-05-20Ecoland LEADER ParticipantLocal Recourses and EnvironmentFinland, EstoniaFinland
Details(54) 2013-05-20Cooperation in Cultural Heritage Exploitation ParticipantCultureCzech Republic, EstoniaCzech Republic
Details(53) 2013-05-20Quaint Village ParticipantYouthFinland, LithuaniaFinland
Details(52) 2013-05-20The Planet said to me FinalistYouthFinland, Luxembourg, Estonia, FranceLuxembourg - LAG Redange-Wiltz
Details(51) 2013-05-20FENIX ParticipantYouthFinland, Sweden, EstoniaFinland
Details(50) 2013-05-20The transnational local food project ParticipantLocal Area DevelopmentFinland, United Kingdom, SwedenFinland
Details(49) 2013-05-20Villages Without Fences ParticipantLocal Area DevelopmentCzech Republic, FinlandCzech Republic
Details(48) 2013-05-20Forest Trail FinalistLocal Recourses and EnvironmentFinland, Luxembourg, Sweden, FranceFinland - LAG Aktiivinen Pohjois-Satakunta
Details(47) 2013-05-20International Theme Routes ParticipantTourismFinland, EstoniaFinland
Details(46) 2012-05-20IdeaCamp ParticipantYouthFinland, SwedenFinland
Details(45) 2013-05-20Re-creation of the Landscape / TEAM FinalistTourismPoland, BelgiumBelgium - Leader Tielt-Plateau
Details(44) 2013-05-20Bees and Biodiversity – Together to stop pollinating insects decline and protect biodiversityFinalistLocal Recourses and EnvironmentFrance, Slovakia, Germany, Belgium, Finland, United Kingdom - Wales, DenmarkFrance - LAG Pays Voironnais
Details(43) 2013-05-20Giving young people the chance to preserve regional traditionsParticipantYouthPoland, LithuaniaPoland
Details(42) 2013-05-17Woven TogetherParticipantCultureFinland, AustriaFinland
Details(41) 2013-05-17Wind for Youth Winner of CategoryYouthFinland, AustriaFinland - LAG Aktiivinen Pohjois-Satakunta
Details(40) 2013-05-17Traditions on the Market SquareFinalistCultureFinland, ItalyFinland - LAG Aktiivinen Pohjois-Satakunta
Details(39) 2012-05-17 Mustaparta archipelago and Tornio ValleyFinalistTourismFinland, SwedenFinland - LAG Outokaira tuottamhan
Details(38) 2013-05-17Innovative Village ParticipantLocal Area DevelopmentFinland, Estonia, UKFinland
Details(37) 2013-05-17Development Of Local Identity Product By Using Innovative Marketing In Rural Tourism ParticipantTourismLithuania, LatviaLithuania
Details(36) 2013-05-17International Youth Project – Learning by doing ParticipantYouthFinland, Poland, RussiaFinland
Details(35) 2013-05-17Forest Project – Network of densely-wooded region in Europe ParticipantLocal Area DevelopmentFinland, Sweden, Luxembourg, FranceFinland
Details(34) 2013-05-17Cross-border Entrepreneurs Blekinge/ Warmia-Mazury Winner of CategoryLocal Area DevelopmentSweden, PolandSweden - Leader Blekinge
Details(33) 2013-05-17Action and InteractionParticipantYouthFinland, LithuaniaFinland
Details(32) 2013-05-17Polish and Swedish Trail of Local ProductParticipantCulturePoland, SwedenPoland
Details(31) 2012-05-17 The Traditional Craft Skills ProjectParticipantCultureFinland, IrelandFinland
Details(30) 2013-05-17Rural youth – Active, Creative and Humane Youth ACHYParticipantYouthFinland, SpainFinland
Details(29) 2013-05-17Ecomuseum - from memories to futureFinalistCultureItaly, FinlandItaly - LAG Piceno
Details(28) 2013-05-17Clower power! 4H twinning people ParticipantYouthFinland, EstoniaFinland
Details(27) 2013-05-17Our Earth HourParticipantYouthFinland, FranceFrance
Details(26) 2013-05-17Connecting countryside cultures – forming Finnish-French fellowshipParticipantCultureFrance, FinlandFrance
Details(25) 2013-05-17Villages on MoveParticipantYouthFinland, EstoniaFinland
Details(24) 2014-05-17Loving Local valuesFinalistLocal Area DevelopmentEstonia, FinlandEstonia - LAG Arenduskoda
Details(23) 2013-05-17European Oral Singing Traditions – Leader project ParticipantCultureFinland, France, Estonia, United KingdomFinland
Details(22) 2013-05-16Villages Full of TreasuresFinalistLocal Area DevelopmentFinland, Lithuania, Czech RepublicFinland - LAG Karhuseutu
Details(21) 2013-05-16Mus jungia LEADER lanczy nas (LEADER unites)ParticipantYouthPoland, LithuaniaPoland
Details(20) 2013-05-16Rising YOUTH BANDSParticipantCultureFinland, Scotland, ItalyFinland
Details(19) 2013-05-16Medieval FestivalsWinner of CategoryCultureEstonia, Finland, Latvia, France, PortugalEstonia - LAG Pärnu Bay Partnership
Details(18) 2013-05-16Youth for YouthSpecial Price of ESTONIAYouthLithuania, Latvia, EstoniaLithuania - Ukmerge region LAG
Details(17) 2013-05-16Cultrural - international culture tourism project ParticipantTourismFinland, LithuaniaFinland
Details(16) 2013-05-16Finest Rural youth campsParticipantYouthEstonia, Finland, RussiaEstonia
Details(15) 2013-05-15HandicraftWinner of People's ChoiceCultureFinland, Estonia, LatviaFinland - LAG Karhuseutu
Details(14) 2013-05-15My Fell Lapland FinalistYouthItaly, Finland, FranceItaly - GAL Sulcis Iglesiente Capoterra e Campidano di Cagliari
Details(13) 2013-05-15 Finnish Sauna – Learning By Doing ParticipantCultureFinland, HungaryFinland
Details(12) 2013-05-15Leva i två världar (Living in two worlds)ParticipantCultureFinland, SwedenFinland
Details(11) 2013-05-15Konst-och kultursommar Österbotten (Art and culturesummer Ostrobothnia)ParticipantTourismSweden, Finland, GermanySweden
Details(10) 2013-05-15Slöjdkontakt och hantverksmöten (Handicrafts contacts and meetings)ParticipantCultureFinland, SwedenFinland
Details(09) 2013-05-15BandcampParticipantYouthFinland, SwedenFinland
Details(08) 2013-05-14Ung Folkmusikbro/ Folk Summer School 2010ParticipantYouthFinland, SwedenFinland
Details(07) 2013-05-14Use of Local Resources for Energy and Construction PurposesParticipantLocal Recourses and EnvironmentFinland, Estonia, GermanyFinland
Details(06) 2013-05-14A la Region - Upper Tampere & Hunsruck and Rhein Valley FinalistLocal Area DevelopmentGermany, FinlandGermany - LAG Hunsrück
Details(05) 2013-05-08Nature Tourism ProjectWinner of CategoryTourismFinland, Hungary, Scotland, England, France, Portugal, Cap VerdeFinland - LAG Karhuseutu
Details(04) 2013-05-08CULTrips. Creating a new concept for socio-cultural village trips in EuropeFinalistTourismLuxembourg, Austria, Finland, Italy, EstoniaLuxembourg - LAG Redange-Wiltz
Details(03) 2013-05-08RUCOP – Supporting rural sustainability through Co-operationParticipantLocal Recourses and EnvironmentScotland, SwedenScotland
Details(02) 2013-05-08Transnational HuntingParticipantLocal Recourses and EnvironmentSweden, EstoniaEstonia - LAG Peipsi-Alutagusi Koostöökoda
Details(01) 2013-04-23The many faces of wood – Insights into folk art and everyday creativityParticipantCultureFinland, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, ItalyFinland - LAG Karelian Hills Leader Association
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