Karhuseutu Leader Local Action Group (LAG)
LAG Karhuseutu ry is an association aimed at developing the countryside, and it is one of Finland's 56 local action groups. The Association was founded in 1997 and has 192 members (private persons, small enterprises, municipalities and associations). The most important task is to encourage people, communities, and enterprises to develop their actions and their environment.
The Karhuseutu Association activates and advises actors on how to obtain Leader financing and how to execute projects. The association's executive committee’s main task is to decide which projects obtain leader-financing. The executive committee is composed of 9 actual members and their deputies. The composition of the executive committee follows the tripartite model, which means that it is composed of public figures, members of the association and independent private persons. The executive committee’s operations are independent of all political parties.