In the period 2007-2015 the region "Bocholter Aa", consisting of the cities of Bocholt, Borken, Isselburg, Rhede and Velen, one of twelve regions that have been incorporated into the Leader program of North Rhine-Westphalia. Was The region in the southern part of the district Borken stood by 2015 a total of 1,600,000 EUR of funding for the implementation of projects for sustainable development and economic strengthening of the region.
Based on an extensive evaluation process in 2014 the leader region Bocholter Aa early 2015 a new leader application (called Local Development Strategy -. Briefly LES) created for the coming Leader funding period and for the North Rhine-Westphalian Ministry of Environment again chosen as the Leader get-region - this time equipped with a funding 2 700 000 EUR.
The implementation of Leader in the region Bocholter Aa is accompanied and controlled by the extended board of the Local Action Group (LAG) Bocholter Aa, in the municipal representatives and players from clubs, associations and industry are represented.
Content and organizational support the LAG is determined by the Regional Management. With this call, a service provider for the branch operations for the period 01.02.2016 to 31.12.2022 is being searched.