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How should the partnership select local projects?

FLAGs need to establish clear, transparent and objective criteria and robust procedures for local project selection. In general, the projects selected should serve as examples which mobilise local actors to take further initiatives and, in turn, contribute to the local strategy. This will only happen if local actors see that the projects have been chosen on the basis of a sound and fair procedure which has been discussed and agreed among the partners representing them. The procedure and the selection criteria should be publicly available documents.

The exact procedures and criteria will vary considerably according to national and local contexts and to the nature of the projects. Some strategic or collective projects (e.g. a maritime museum) may be initiated and implemented by the FLAG itself. In other cases, the FLAG will issue periodic or open calls for proposals from potential local beneficiaries.