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Aspects of the contribution of the LEADER approach to rural development in Romania case study: North-East development region

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dc.contributor.author Brezuleanu, Carmen-Olguța
dc.contributor.author Brezuleanu, Mădălina-Maria
dc.contributor.author Mihalache, Roxana
dc.contributor.author Susanu, Irina
dc.contributor.author Creangă, Diana-Elena
dc.contributor.author Ungureanu, Elena
dc.date.accessioned 2024-06-04T11:50:44Z
dc.date.available 2024-06-04T11:50:44Z
dc.date.issued 2024-03-04
dc.identifier.citation Brezuleanu, Carmen-Olguța, Mădălina-Maria Brezuleanu, Roxana Mihalache, Irina Susanu, Diana Elena Creangă, Elena Ungureanu. 2024. ”Aspects of the contribution of the LEADER approach to rural development in Romania case study: North-East development region”. Journal of Applied Life Sciences and Environment 57 (1): 37-68. https://doi.org/10.46909/alse-571123. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.iuls.ro/xmlui/handle/20.500.12811/4064
dc.description.abstract Rural development is the second pillar of the Common Agricultural Policy of the European Union (EU), with the role of helping the rural areas of the EU and implicitly Romania to address the economic, environmental, and social challenges they face. The purpose of the research included in this paper is to demonstrate the contribution of the LEADER approach to rural development in Romania, with an emphasis on the North-East Development Region. At the same time, the aim was to highlight the innovative nature of this approach: what it means, how it can be applied, and how it was applied. The data studied through the analysis carried out show that the Romanian territory and, implicitly, the North-East Development Region is poor, fragmented, depopulated, or in the process of depopulating, with few opportunities for young people. The innovative character of the LEADER Programme in Romania and implicitly the North-East Development Region results from the degree of novelty that an investment financed through it brings to the targeted territory, without being limiting and without necessarily presupposing a technological innovation, because the innovation must be evaluated relative to the local situation. The main instrument through which the principles of the LEADER approach can be implemented is the Local Action Group. It is the main driving force behind the activities to be carried out in the territory and which will lead to their implementation. The Local Action Groups set up in the North-East Region provide a common communication framework for local communities to develop and implement Local Development Strategies by initiating, developing and financing projects at local level. They contribute to the unity of local communities and their participation in local development. LEADER approach has brought and how its innovative character is highlighted. The questions that informed its development were: Is this concept considered as a model for sustainable rural development in Romania and the N-E Region? Is LEADER a truly innovative approach. In order to achieve the proposed goal, a multi-step working procedure was developed to allow the collection of target data and additional data derived from the initial target data. Thus, the working procedure was structured in the following steps: problem identification and conceptualization, literature review, document structuring, strategy selection, operational planning, data calculation, and interpretation. Both qualitative and quantitative methods were used in this work. Thus, from a quantitative point of view, the following research methods were considered relevant for obtaining data: administrative data analysis. As a qualitative method, a bibliometric analysis was carried out, i.e., the literature on sustainable rural development through the use of support measures was analysed by means of the VOSviewer programme, using the Web of Science collections database. Without the implementation of the LEADER Programme in Romania and implicitly in the North-East Development Region, rural areas may be deprived of funding that determines the improvement of conditions in that area, but efforts in the field of implementing sustainable rural development measures must be continued so that the effect of this funding is really visible. Thus, the results of the research carried out in the North-East Development Region of Romania add additional value to the information published in previous studies through proposals for rural reform and concrete examples of innovative projects implemented there. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Iasi University of Life Sciences (IULS), Iași en_US
dc.rights Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
dc.subject LEADER en_US
dc.subject local action group en_US
dc.subject North-East Development Region en_US
dc.subject Romania en_US
dc.subject rural development en_US
dc.title Aspects of the contribution of the LEADER approach to rural development in Romania case study: North-East development region en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.author.affiliation Brezuleanu, Carmen-Olguța, Department of Control, Expertise and Services, Faculty of Food and Animal Sciences, "Ion Ionescu de la Brad" Iasi University of Life Sciences, 8, Mihail Sadoveanu Alley, 700489, Iasi, Romania
dc.author.affiliation Mădălina-Maria Brezuleanu, "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi, 20Ath Carol I Street, 700505, Iasi, Romania
dc.author.affiliation Roxana Mihalache, Diana Elena Creangă, Department of Agroeconomy, Faculty of Agriculture, "Ion Ionescu de la Brad" Iasi University of Life Sciences, 3, Mihail Sadoveanu Alley, 700490, Iasi, Romania
dc.author.affiliation Irina Susanu, ”Dunărea de Jos” University, Galaţi, Romania
dc.author.affiliation Elena Ungureanu, Department of Exact Sciences, Faculty of Horticulture, "Ion Ionescu de la Brad" Iasi University of Life Sciences, 3, Mihail Sadoveanu Alley, 700490, Iasi, Romania
dc.publicationName Journal of Applied Life Sciences and Environment
dc.volume 57
dc.issue 1
dc.publicationDate 2024
dc.startingPage 37
dc.endingPage 68
dc.identifier.eissn 2784 - 0360
dc.identifier.doi 10.46909/alse-571123


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