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In March of 2004, activists of local communities eager to improve the quality of life in rural communities came to the Municipality of Kaunas Region and decided to establish the Local Action Group (LAG) of Kaunas Region which on the basis of LEADER+ Initiative would assist rural communities in the implementation of the strategy of the development of the rural areas. In June of 2004, the Association of the Local Action Group (LAG) of Kaunas Region consisting of community activists, businessmen, representatives of the Municipality and the Council was registered.

Kaunas Region LAGThe main objective of the LAG was on the basis of LEADER+ and other initiatives of the European Union to formulate the strategy of the development of the rural areas in Kaunas region, encourage local actions, support the projects and initiatives of local communities, cooperate with other similar associations, national and international agencies and organisations.  

The LAG may be joined by any natural (of adult age) or juridical person who agrees with the basic values and Bylaws of the Association and does not have aims contradicting them or the Laws of the Republic of Lithuania.

Potential members of the Association shall present a request. Then, the Board of the Association shall accept it by the simple majority of participating votes.


Vision of the LAG of Kaunas Region: Solid network of cooperation and partnership stimulating national self-consciousness and capacitating the constant improvement of living standards.

Mission of the LAG of Kaunas Region: We consolidate communities and encourage the cooperation among them, business entities and government institutions in order to improve the ability and capacity of the rural population to co-live in harmony.

Major aims of the LAG of Kaunas Region:

●  implement Kaunas Region Local Development Strategy, which is intended for quality improvement of dwellers' life;
●  keep project-based action;
●  activate communities of the region, prompt their project-based actions, securing those actions sponsorship through LEADER and other programmes;
●  strengthen partnership among all social partners.

 

Kaunas Region LAGBy inducing activity of rural communities and enterprise of local dwellers', Kaunas Region LAG seeks to create and save attractive and harmonious living environment of Kaunas region rural locations. We are supported by govermental institutions. Close partnership with Kaunas District Municipality, its representatives participation in casual LAG action matured our organization.

Our priorities goes to effective use of EU support in order to strengthen equal development of rural locations. We intend big attention for creation of learning community as well. For tis reason we contract internal and international contacts for cooperation. Members of the LAG consistenly learns and raise qualification. Our organization is a member of Lithuanian Rural Community Union, Lithuanian LAG Network, Lithuanian Rural Network.


Kaunas Region LAG strategy is administered by these employees: project manager – Vytautas Zubas,  project coordinator –  Jolanta Marija Malinauskaitė, project administrator – Kristina Kazlauskaitė-Zumarienė, project administrator – Rūta Dzikienė, project administrator (responsible for internet site) – Paulius Repšys, accountant-general – Edita Varapeckienė.

 

Members of Kaunas Region LAG:

No.

Organization

Name and surname of delegated representative

1.

Čekiškės krašto bendruomenės centras

Valentinas Savickas

2.

Dviračio mėgėjų klubas

Algirdas Pukelis

3.

Ežerėlio bendruomenės centras

Jolanta Marija Malinauskaitė

4.

Kačerginės bendruomenės centras

Gintautas Kazlauskas

5.

Kačerginės bendruomenės centras

Milda Gintilienė

6.

Kulautuvos bendruomenės centras

Andrius Avėnas

7.

Bendruomenės centras ”Lapių miestelis“

Vilma Šternbergienė

8.

Linksmakalnio kaimo bendruomenė

Vaclovas Žvirblis

9.

Moterų ūkininkių sajunga

Nijolė Šabaniauskienė

10.

Neveronių jaunimo centras

Virginija Smilinskienė

11.

Raudondvario kaimo bendruomenės centras

Laura Janušauskienė

12.

Raudondvario kaimo bendruomenės centras

Paulius Repšys

13.

Rokų kaimo bendruomenės centras

Stanislovas Nacius

14.

Samylų bendruomenės centras

Jolanta Sidabrienė

15.

Saulėtekio BC "Atmintis"

Arūnas Astrauskas

16.

Sporto klubas "Pilėnai"

Tomas Ilevičius

17.

Vandžiogalos kaimiškoji bendruomenė

Ramutė Aleksandravičienė

18.

Vilkijos gyvenvietės bendruomenės centras „Upės vingis“

Asta Pleskienė

19.

Vilkijos bendruomenės centras

Jolanta Bačėnienė

20.

Zapyškio bendruomenės centras

Evaldas Klimas

21.

Zapyškio bendruomenės centras

Vilija Tarnavičiūtė

22.

Kauno rajono savivaldybės administracija

Darius Šlapikas

23.

Kauno rajono savivaldybės administracija

Gražina Čepulienė

24.

Kauno rajono savivaldybės administracija

Leonardas Stanaitis

25.

Kauno rajono savivaldybės taryba

Nijolė Kliučienė

26.

Kauno rajono savivaldybės taryba

Alfonsas Norkus

27.

V. Zubienės IĮ „Salonas Wals“

Vytautas Zubas

28.

Individuali įmonė

Virginija Zazienė

29. Braziūkų kaimo bendruomenė "Indrajos namai" Rolandas Rimkus
30. Pagirių kaimo bendruomenės centras

Rūta Pusvaškienė

31. Kauno rajono "Triupio" kaimo bendruomenė

Kęstutis Šabaniauskas

32. Jadagonių bendruomenės centras

Skirmantas Paukštys

32. Skautų tuntas "Vilkijos ąžuolai"

Aleksandra Jasnauskienė

 

Members of Board of Kaunas Region LAG:

Vytautas Zubas – LAG chairman,  LAG Board chairman

Jolanta Malinauskaitė – LAG assistant-chairman

Andrius Avėnas – board member

Milda Gintilienė – board member

Alfonsas Norkus – board member

Paulius Repšys –  board member

Jolanta Sidabrienė – board member

Vaclovas Žvirblis – board member