Exchange of experience with partner organizations

An online meeting on “Leader” approach, exchange of basic principles and successful experience of investing in rural communities was held with the representatives of Solidarity Fund PL in Moldova Tomasz Horbowski and Marina Albu, representative of National LEADER Network in Moldova Patricia Varzari and representatives of WFD NGO. According to the agreement reached in November 2019 the representatives of the WFD NGO were supposed to visit Moldova to get acquainted with the beneficiary communities of the organization and the implemented programs, but due to the epidemic the trip was canceled and the meeting was moved to the online platform.

As Moldovan partner organization has more experience in this field, they offered some advice and practical steps to organize the initial phase of the project and develop the Local Development Strategy. The participants of the meeting also spoke about the functions of the Local Action Groups (LAGs), the cooperation with the Local self government bodies and governmental structures, etc.