The Foundation for Development in Oltrepo Pavese
Is a Local Action Group with the legal form of a non-profit foundation. The Foundation promotes economic, social and cultural growth in Oltrepo Pavese by enhancing specific local and rural area resources through a shared territorial strategy.
The Foundation works as a local development agency, dealing with representatives from public institutions, financial institutions, trade associations, cultural associations, the national health and social services, as well as schools and environmental groups.
The Foundation serves as an organisational tool, bringing together all potential actors to define a “common” policy. It implements local development strategies by means of partnerships between the public and private sectors.
The strategy is based on the bottom-up principle (Leader approach): the procedure used for planning and defining lines of development works “upwards” and consists in consulting and concertation with public and private bodies, associations, financial institutions, and the local population.
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