Integrated projects of rural microregions: Experiences in the Central Bohemia region

https://doi.org/10.17221/5448-AGRICECONCitation:Mlejnecká V., Kříž L. (2003): Integrated projects of rural microregions: Experiences in the Central Bohemia region. Agric. Econ. – Czech, 49: 557-563.
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The article brings the empiric reflection and results-based analysis of the “Programme of Rural Revival” realization in the territory of the Central Bohemia Region (NUTS II/III) in the time of regional self-governing organization in the Czech Republic. The primary interest of the authors was focused on the participation of microregions in the Programme activities, resp. on the item and object spectrum. The scope of the grant title 7 of the “ Programme of Rural Revival” is assigned specifically for microregions. The successful request-analysis indicates varying spheres of activity and themes that microregions prefer in their demands for the Programme subsidy. It is, among others, observed through the interest for preparation of projects in the LEADER+ programme intention because the grant title 7 is also available for the LEADER+ preparation purposes. The preferences of microregions reflected in the requests indicate a further trend of territory-development supported activities. Unsuccessful requests analysis points towards broad relations of the Programme realization at the institutional-legislative level. Further evaluation concerned the fundamental Programme aims and their fulfilment presents the failure of agricultural undertaking in the grant requests. As the paper concludes, the authors suggest partial recommendations, in their opinion, for improving the “Programme of Rural Revival” application in the Central Bohemia Region.
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