Pascal Chevalier et Dominique Vollet cosignent un article dans le dernier numéro de la revue Regional Science Policy and Practice.
The paper shows that the expected positive effects in terms of innovation under the LEADER programme are closely dependent on the structure of networks of actors and arrangements between them at the local level. A theoretical grid of local governance is used and applied in five Local Action Groups (LAGs) in France, Lithuania and Spain. To foster innovation with the LEADER programme, three conditions are important: the emergence of more shared decision‐making bodies, integration of civil society actors into strategic political thinking, and the need for strong local territorial engineering to serve innovation.
Chevalier P, Vollet D. LEADER 2007–2013: An innovation dependent on local and national institutional arrangements? Some European illustrations. Reg Sci Policy Pract. 2018;1–16.