Copyright photo : Emmanuel BERTHIER

European complementarity

Six European partners have come together in a scheme to raise the profile of local food products by facilitating interaction between local producers and streamlining the marketing of local food products. Production, procurement, logistics and promotion; everything related to raising the profile of products from land and sea will be tackled as part of this two-year European cooperation project.

Pays de St. Brieuc PETR (Centre for Territorial and Rural Balance)


Local community

The Pays de St. Brieuc with its population of almost 225,000 across 72 municipalities is situated on the fifth-largest bay in the world, in the Côtes d'Armor in Brittany, and incorporates an enormous diversity of coastal and rural landscapes. The region is only 2 hours and 10 minutes from Paris and comprises areas that have been awarded the title 'small town of character', many cultural events, a 'terre de gastronomie' (scallops), and some well-known seaside resorts such as Saint-Quay-Portrieux and Pléneuf-Val-André. The Pays de St. Brieuc PETR is active in the fields of regional and European fund management, development, town planning, tourism and water management, and aims to encourage producers to improve their production methods and promote their products to consumers as much as possible. Since 2013, the Pays de St. Brieuc has been working with local producers to promote local products with short supply chains, by creating activities around healthy eating and local flavours for primary school children.

Communauté d’agglomération du Cotentin (Cotentin urban conglomeration)


Local authority - LAG

Commonly referred to as the Norman Peninsula, Cotentin is a land of contrasts. With its woodlands and its 220 kilometres of coastline, this region is a densely-populated part of Normandy that extends over 1,439 square kilometres. Known traditionally for its marine and farming culture, it has also exploited industrial opportunities and is reliant on some major contractors located in the region. Cotentin's splendid landscapes, quality of life and geographical proximity to Ireland and Great Britain also mean that Cotentin is a recognised tourist destination. On 1 January 2017, this vast territory was unified in order to enfold a historical, cultural and human reality within a single administrative entity. - The urban conglomeration has been engaged in a regional food project since 2019 to reinforce local alliances and re-focus the local produce.

Haute-Sûre Forest of Anlier natural park


Nature reserve - LAG

Located in the south of the Province of Luxembourg in Belgium, the Haute-Sûre Forêt d'Anlier natural park consists of two main areas: the Haute Sûre basin and the Anlier forest massif. The region is full of traditional villages and characteristic towns, and has a remarkable historical and architectural heritage. There are also quality food products such as Ardennes ham, craft beers, snails, honey and many different types of cheese. The natural park is active in the fields of agriculture, rural heritage, urban and rural planning, tourism and hospitality, and the environment. The region is currently involved in a number of cooperation projects.

Lundaland ideell förening


Non-profit association (ideell förening) - LAG

Lundaland is situated in the Skåne region, with the town of Lund at its centre and an extensive rural area. The region has many cultural interests and some important natural resources. Two of Sweden's largest research facilities are located here: the MAX IV laboratory and the European Spallation Source (ESS). Lund University attracts students and researchers from all over the world. The role of the Lundaland Local Action Group (LAG) is to support project leaders in the territory. Since 2009, the LEADER initiative has enabled work to be done in the areas of inclusive sustainable growth, innovation, the green economy, entrepreneurship and tourism. In terms of food, the REKO-ring network is a way of purchasing locally-produced goods without going through middlemen. Consumers and producers from the same place come together to create a REKO-ring in which producers sell raw ingredients and products directly to customers.

LEADER Bohuskust och gränsbygd


Non-profit association (ideell förening) - LAG

LEADER Bohuskust och gränsbygd is a non-profit association which supports rural and maritime development. Its aim is to develop a dynamic, active countryside, coast and archipelago. The objective is to stimulate collaborative projects for developing the economy, the environment and the quality of life in the region alongside those who live and work there, in accordance with local conditions and local initiatives. Collaboration, innovation and networking are the three key words. This local scheme is targeting the following areas: sustainable fishing; aquaculture and seafood; a sustainable green economy; the creation of sustainable jobs in line with environmental issues, with the emphasis on tourism, environment and energy; social innovation - services, development, attractiveness.

Eteläisen Maaseudun Osaajat EMO ry


TUMA – Tuusulanjärven Matkailu ry

The EMO local action group has been a LEADER group since 2007, supporting local players in the development and preparation of project ideas and encouraging local residents to develop their own living spaces. The key areas for action are quality of life, local and village development (economy), youth, culture and environment. The tour operator TUMA, responsible for tourist activity on Lake Tuusula, is leading the LOCALEAT project. Situated just half an hour from Helsinki and 15 minutes from Helsinki-Vantaa airport, a visit to Lake Tuusula is like seeing the whole of Finland in miniature. The waterside area around the lake is peaceful and inviting. The historic artists’ villas recount the history of Finnish culture. The tranquillity and the rich cultural heritage of the region are what appeal to visitors.