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AT01_AT212_Local development strategy for Nockregion_2014

Name of the country Austria (Carinthia)
Sector Regional development
Name of the document (original) Lokale Entwicklungsstrategie derLAG Nockregion-Oberkärnten 2014-2020
Name of the document (English) Local development strategy for Nockregion
Administrative level Regional
Type of the document Strategy
Year of adoption 2014
Foreseen duration 2020
Sector Regional development
Territorial unit (NUTS/LAU) AT212
Authority LEADER-Region Nockregion-Oberkärnten
Availability in English No
Legally binding Non binding
SGI coverage SGI
Integration as a concept Yes
Integration elements
Adm. levels
Fin. sources
Description It is a general strategy for the sustainable development of the region. This strategy covers all sectors.
Major objectives ecconomic, mobiltity, infrastructure
Short Summary Lack Nockregion Oberkärnten
Nockregion-Oberkärnten includes 15 full member municipalities: Bad Kleinkirchheim, Baldramsdorf, Feld am See, Gmünd in Carinthia, Krems in Carinthia), Lendorf, Malta, Millstatt, Mühldorf, Radenthein, Reichenau, Rennweg am Katschberg2, Seeboden, Spittal/Drau and Trebesing, that include the political districts Spittal/Drau, Villach Land and Feldkirchen. Municipalities are Gmünd, Radenthein and Spittal/Drau (District capitol). Nockregion-Oberkärnten can be divided into several valley landscapes: Drau-, Gegend-, Lieser-, Millstätter- and Maltatal, Lurnfeld and Kleinkirchheimer Senke. Main settlement areas are the Spittal region and Lurnfeld. Further settlement areas are located north from Lake Millstatt (Millstatt, Seeboden), further to Radenthein to Bad Kleinkirchheim.

The area Nockregion-Oberkärnten is part of the "inner-alpine problem region" in the central Alps. This "Peripheral region" is characterized by a one-sided workplace structure, strong deficits in the labour market offer, out-migration, high out-commuter percentages and relatively good reachability by public transport, whereas there are strong differentiations even within the region. Today´s regional interconnections are historically grown structures that are characterized by close links between people and nature. The central cities of Nockregion-Oberkärnten are Spittal/Drau, Radenthein, Seeboden and Millstatt. About 60% of the entire population of the region live here.

The local action group (LAG) Nockregion-Oberkärnten was founded in 2007. A strong step towards connectivity was successfully taken by the topic of demography in the work of the LAG. The collaboration with municipalities, institutes and the economy was strengthened since 2011 in preparation for the new promotional period. The awareness of "Doing it together" in the region was also increased strongly by the demography check with the BOKU Vienna. This process resulted in a broad participation of the citizens of this region. We want to make specific reference to the fact that the strategic foundation for the mission statements was already developed among other things through the demography check, and the strategic orientation of the region is clear to the participants. The statement "Thinking together – growing together" is not just a nice saying, but the way to crisis-resilience.

Based on the good inter-communal and supra-regional collaboration of the last program period, it is also continued in the next program period. The local development strategy for the new program period has the motto "Think together - growing together". The content was created based on the strategy process of 2.5 years under strong consideration of the bottom-up principle (approx. 700 citizens). A significant basis is the demography check.
A SWOT analysis was produced based on the analysis of the development need under the items of the socio-economic situation (economic region, employment, commuter situation, demographic development to 2031 and the infrastructure of the region. This resulted in the local development needs and defined fields of action. They are Field of action 1: Added value, Field of action 2: Natural resources and cultural heritage, Field of action 3: Common good Structures and functions and the additional important fields of action
IWB (Investments in growth and employment) and ETZ (European territorial collaboration).
Further, concrete proect measures were defined per field of action, and allocated to the individual project carriers. The concrete realisation level was also defined in the strategy, and a budget plan was elaborated.
Centralised/decentralised decentralised
Governance model
Public services
Public-private partnership
Type of finance
No sources available.
Sources of finance
Stakeholders' list
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