Launching conference Toulouse, 9th of February 2012
Presentation of (LCA-Local  Councils’ Association)        Jimmy Magro
LCA at a glance The Local CouncilAssociation   wasestablished     in1994. LCA is thesingle      publicauthority     thatre...
LCA’s objectives• Defends the interest of Local Councils• Promotes devolution of powers and sustainable  development• Ensu...
Dingli, Malta at a glancePopulation (inhabitants)   3,347Surface area (km2)         5.7km2Density (inhabit/ km2)     587.2...
The most important issuesin the region regarding rural development Environment                         Environment Emplo...
Existing policies regarding rural          development1. Malta Rural Development Programme   2007-2013-Ministry for Resour...
Projects already implemented1. Formulation of Sustainable Development Plan2. Set up of walking trails for tourist attracti...
LCA in GRISI PLUS and its             expectations1. LCA participation in GRISI PLUS will develop   new innovative perspec...
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  1. 1. Launching conference Toulouse, 9th of February 2012
  2. 2. Presentation of (LCA-Local Councils’ Association) Jimmy Magro
  3. 3. LCA at a glance The Local CouncilAssociation wasestablished in1994. LCA is thesingle publicauthority thatrepresents all 5regions and 68local councils inMalta and Gozo. 3
  4. 4. LCA’s objectives• Defends the interest of Local Councils• Promotes devolution of powers and sustainable development• Ensures fair allocation of resources to Local Councils 4
  5. 5. Dingli, Malta at a glancePopulation (inhabitants) 3,347Surface area (km2) 5.7km2Density (inhabit/ km2) 587.2/km2% rural population 3,347GNP per capita 14,963.83 Euros 5
  6. 6. The most important issuesin the region regarding rural development Environment Environment Employment Ageing Society Rural Development Ageing Employment 6
  7. 7. Existing policies regarding rural development1. Malta Rural Development Programme 2007-2013-Ministry for Resources and Rural Affairs (MRRA)3. North West Local Plan 2006-2016-Malta Environment and Planning Authority(MEPA)5. Malta’s National Strategy Plan-Ministry for Rural Affars and the Environment 7
  8. 8. Projects already implemented1. Formulation of Sustainable Development Plan2. Set up of walking trails for tourist attraction3. Sponsorship with Segway to promote tourism to the Dingli Cliffs 8
  9. 9. LCA in GRISI PLUS and its expectations1. LCA participation in GRISI PLUS will develop new innovative perspectives in rural localities3. The geographical and geomatics tools will enrich the economic development policies and strategies in rural areas 9
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