Basic information on the LAG


 The Sovidek-Hegyalja Local Action Group was authorized in September 2011 as a LEADER LAG by the Romanian managing authority of the EARDF.
The local development strategy of the territory focuses on all three axis of the EARDF, and it contains tailor made measures to meet local objectives.

The territory is situated in Harghita county (NUTS3 level region), Romania. The area is mountainous, with LFA status regarding its agriculture, there are different NATURA2000 sites in it. The overwhelming population is ethnic Hungarian, but there are a certain number of Romanians and Romas in the area. The territory is made up of seven LAUs, all rural villages with an economy based on agriculture, forestry and rural and health-care related tourism. Local people are bilingual, speaking both Hungarian and Romanian .

The LAG is looking forward for cooperation with LAGs from other member states of the EU concenring the following issues:
1. innovation in the management of LAGs and in the evaluation processes of projects submitted to LAGs,
2. local food based development projects.

The networking measures are included in the LAGs budget, each with an amount of 25.000 euro.

If you are intrested in networking with us, please contact the LAGs main office: office@sovidek-hegyalja.ro

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11.03.2014

We have published on our website final list of projects submitted during our second session of 2014.
Sovidek-Hegyalja Local Action Group launched its third session for the year of 2014.
 The measures initiated were the following
- 322 Village Renewal and Development
- 421 Implementing cooperation projects  we have completed the promotion caravan for this session.
We published a final list of projects submitted during the third session of 2014.
In October we have launched the fourth session of 2014 with the following measures: 
- 112 Setting up of young farmers
- 421 Implementing cooperation projects, also conducting a promotion caravan on this session.



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07.18.2014

Sovidek-Hegyalja Local Action Group initiated a public debate to take place in the period of 04.21.2014-05.12.2014, in order to modify our local development strategy.
We published a final list of projects submitted during the first session of 2014
We also launched our second session in  2014.
 The following measures were initiated: 
 ·   112- Setting up of young farmers, 
 ·   321- Basic Services for the economy and rural population we also completed a promotion caravan at the beginning of this session.

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03.12.2014

Sovidek-Hegyalja Local Action Group launched its third session for the year of 2013.
 The following measures were initiated: 
·         111 - Vocational training and information actions
·         123 - Adding value to agricultural and forestry products 
·         312 - Support for business creation and development
·         323 - Conservation and upgrading of the rural heritage
we have completed a promotion caravan at the beginning of this session.
On our website we published our (v.4) local development strategy of our region.
We also published  the relevant documentation  for the training of local leaders and the LAG-s Administrative Department.
We also completed an information caravan, providing information to the public on projects submitted under the 2/2013 session and we published a final list of projects submitted during the second session of 2013. We published the list of projects submitted during the third session of 2013.
In february we launched the first session of 2014 in the following measures: 
·         111 - Vocational training and information actions
·         123 - Adding value to agricultural and forestry products 
·         312 - Support for business creation and development
·         421 - Implementing cooperation projects

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11.29.2013

We have finished the public debate on modifying our local development strategy,we also have launched the 2nd session of the Association Sóvidék-Hegyalja in October 2013, on five measures;
112- Setting up of young farmers,  
123 - Adding value to agricultural and forestry products, 
312- Business creation and development, 
321- Basic Services for the economy and rural population and 
421- Implementing cooperation projects, we also completed a promotion caravan at the beginning of this session for those interested in submitting a project. 
 In November on our website we published the list of projects submitted during the second session of 2013.

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                                                                                                                                             08.23.2013


At the end of the first quarter we created a formula for additional information regarding the projects, published on our website to provide easy access for those who have submitted an application.
In June we published a final list of projects submitted during the first session of 2013.
For the upcoming  public debate on changing our local development strategy we have provided on our website a socio-economic analysis of the Sovidek-Hegyalja region and also a mid-term evaluation of the progress on implementing the local development strategy. We have initiated a public debate to take place in the coming weeks, in order to effectively modify the strategy.



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                                                                                                                                                                                             04.25.2013


Sovidek-Hegyalja Local Action Group launched its first session in the first quarter of 2013.
 The following measures were initiated:
·         111 - Vocational training and information actions
·         123 - Adding value to agricultural and forestry products 
·         312 - Support for business creation and development
·         323 - Conservation and upgrading of the rural heritage
·         331 - Training and information. We have conducted a promotion caravan at the beginning of this session for those interested in submitting a project.In February final selection list of projects submitted under the 3/2012 was published on the LAG's website.

Sovidek-Hegyalja Local Action Group has also started the process of upgrading its local development strategy 


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01.17.2013
The Sovidek-Hegyalja Local Action Group’s activities in last quarter of a year;

-we have launched the 3rd session of the Association Sóvidék-Hegyalja in november 2012, on two measures, 312- enterprise development and 323- cultural preservation.

-we also completed an information caravan, providing information to the public on our local development strategy of our region.

-in December we published the list of projects submitted during the second session of 2012

-we have made a commitment to help our potential applicants in the field of disabled accessibility by providing helpful information and contacts of the Disabled Association of Harghita County, and the Chamber of Architects (OAR), contributing this way to better their proposed building designs.

-in January we have published the list of projects submitted during the third session of 2012, this list has been made available on our website.


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09.10.2012
The Sovidek-Hegyalja Local Action Group started its activities in May 2012 after approval from the authority in March, with a large amount of preparation work prior to opening our offices in Praid and Dealu.
The first tranche of projects was launched on July 27, after disseminating information on the local development strategy of the region, and the four measures featured in it. 
These are: 312 -Business development, 313 – Tourism, 322 - Village renewal, 323 – Preserving cultural and built heritage. 
Our internal regulations regarding project evaluation were created and adopted by the General Assembly of the LAG in June.
We have initiated a cooperation agreement with the Harghita County Association of Disabled aiming that as far as possible the selected projects meet the accessibility criteria. 
On the LAG's website we have published practical guidance, planning aids and other materials with the professional technical assistance of the Hungarian Society of Town Planning (MUT).
 On  our  website  we  have  shared  a  formula  for  additional  information  to  be  provided  by applicants.