In 2016, GXF has implemented a wide public consultation process as part of its work for the Local Development Strategy for the LEADER programme covering the 2014-2020 Programming period. The Foundation invited all its local stakeholders including local councils, community members, private entities, NGOs and voluntary organisations for (3) three public meetings. The meetings were held in the localities of Zejtun, Qrendi and Luqa.
Those interested in the sector of agriculture, SMEs, rural economy, agri-tourism, and environment amongst others, had the opportunity to participate in the meetings. The ultimate aim of the meetings was to put forward ideas and proposals for projects considered vital for the South-East territory. In addition, the LAG’s manager and secretary met on a one-to-one basis with all those interested to discuss into detail their proposals.