Participatory Action Research Of A Local Development Effort In Russian Countryside
The paper will present the context, research setting and preliminary results from the first steps of an evaluation research, which is carried out in 2011‐13 during the development project LADOGA INITIATIVE [LI] in north‐eastern Russia. The LI attempts to fascilitate local initiatives in three municipalities by the lake Ladoga in Karelian Republic and in Leningrad district. LI applies the principles of LEADER method, constructing local action groups based on partnership relations, organizing knowledge transfer from EU and directing seed money to support local initiatives. The effort is included in European Union’s ENPI ‐program (European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument).
Participatory Action Research, A Local Development, Russia, Countryside