LAG Keskipiste-Leader

Keskipiste-Leader is a rural development association in Finland

Keskipiste-Leader is a rural development association, one of the 52 Finnish local action groups. Our mission is to support local and balanced development of the area.

The area of the LAG Keskipiste-Leader is situated in the middle of Finland and it consists of eight communities: Haapajärvi, Haapavesi, Kärsämäki, Nivala, Pyhäntä, Pyhäjärvi, Reisjärvi and Siikalatva. This area of 8 100 km2 has about 41 000 inhabitants. Special characteristics of this rural area are active villages, strong and original culture, fantastic entrepreneurial spirit and a large number of children and young people.

Our focus points:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Local communities
  • Youth participation
  • Freetime and culture

Keskipiste-Leader in numbers 2014-2022

10,6 milj. €
Funding for projects
407 kpl
Community projects
552 kpl
Small enterprise projects
269 kpl
Youth projects
179 kpl
New jobs
109 223 h
voluntary work

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The LAG Keskipiste-Leader is active in international projects and is willing to take part in new projects also in future.  Themes of co-operation project can be international enterprises (e.g. craftmakers), promotion of tourism, cooperation between villages, youth participation, local food etc…

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