Project details

Elaboration of the Local Integrated Rural Development Strategy for the LEADER Region Südpfalz

The Local Action Group (LAG) Southern Palatinate has been a recognized LEADER region in Rhineland-Palatinate since 2015 and is applying for recognition in the new LEADER funding period 2021-2027 in order to continue its previous work. This requires a new region-specific Local Integrated Rural Development Strategy (LILE), which builds on the LILE of the 2014-2020 funding period and is further developed in a targeted manner as part of the strategy process. The updated regional needs, challenges, potentials and goals as well as the consideration of supra-regional strategies and planning are decisive for this.

The LAG forms an interface between the Palatinate, the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region and the Karlsruhe technology region. In the new LILE 2021-2027, it is also important to take into account the diverse subspaces, historical interconnections and significant cultural landscapes and to further develop aspects of the living and working location.

The development process takes account of the change in participation culture. In addition to face-to-face workshops, various digital participation formats and online communication/collaboration tools are used in the course of the strategy process. The process is divided into the following implementation steps:

  • Description of the initial situation, socio-economic regional analysis, SWOT and needs analysis
  • Ex-ante evaluation
  • Mission statement and development strategy
  • Action plan & implementation concept

The strategy process will take place over the course of nine months from May 2021 to January 2022.

Project no.: 



Conception | Regional development |


LAG Südpfalz


2021 - 2022

Contact person/s at IfLS: 

Dr. Ulrich Gehrlein, Christoph Mathias

Project management: 

Dr. Ulrich Gehrlein, Christoph Mathias, Kai Weigand