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Welcome to the Website of LAG "The Heart of Slovenia"!

What is Local action group »The Heart of Slovenia«?

Local action group LAG »The Heart of Slovenia« is an association of representatives of public institutions (public sector), economy (economic sector) and civil society (private sector).

LAG, under the leadership of the manager, prepared and adopted its own development strategy for the period 2007-2015. The key guidance at execution of development strategy is the common development vision of the area which arises from characteristics and needs, as well as opportunities of the area:

»To provide, by innovative approaches in using the existing potentials, vitality of countryside within the area of 'The Heart of Slovenia' and its sustainable growth«.

The task of the LAG is to provide for the execution of its local development strategy and to adopt decisions about management of funds from the LEADER programme for the development of the countryside.

Which area does the LAG »The Heart of Slovenia« include?

LAG »The Heart of Slovenia« involves the communes Dol pri Ljubljani, Kamnik, Litija, Lukovica, Moravče and Šmartno pri Litiji. From the present quoted communes is excepted the town of Kamnik which doesn't have the status of countryside settlement as it has more than 10.000 inhabitants. We expect that the area of LAG will expand in the future years.

LAG »The Heart of Slovenia« is situated in the northeastern part of the Central-Slovene region comprising the area of 751 km2, representing thus 3,6 % of the surface of Slovenia. On the area there are 60.077 inhabitants, the population density is 80 inhabitants per square kilometre (RS the 30th of June 2010).


What projects are supported by LAS »The Heart of Slovenia«?

It is expected that projects comply with the topics, goals and priorities being laid down in the announcement documentation and following the development strategy of LAG »The Heart of Slovenia«. Due to limited resources of LAG, those projects have priority which are outstanding in a way, which are innovative, linking different partners, which are economical, having sustainable impact on the area of »The Heart of Slovenia«. All applications are checked by the panel on the basis of the set criteria.

Projects have to follow the priority tasks of LAS:
  • Increasing of the added value and quality at growing and processing, as well as marketing of local agricultural products
  • Initiating of environment - friendly farming
  • Improving employment possibilities in the countryside
  • Improving the life quality in the countryside
  • Animating and training of country people
  • Networking and connecting for innovative iniciatives

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