Local action groups from Waldeck-Frankenberg are a strong driving force in regional development - and with the support of European funding, they ensure the constant further development of the region. They formulate goals, develop strategies and record this in a regional development concept.
On this basis, various measures are promoted in Waldeck-Frankenberg, including, for example, the establishment of micro-enterprises with the creation of jobs, as well as the establishment of tourism micro-enterprises, projects of public services or other projects for the design of rural areas.
An important funding instrument is the EU program LEADER (Liaison Entre Actions de Dévelopement de l'Économie Rurale) and is a methodical approach to rural regional development. Funded projects are located in so-called "LEADER regions". In the Waldeck-Frankenberg district, there are three LEADER regions in the current 2014-2020 funding period: Burgwald-Ederbergland, Kellerwald-Edersee and Naturpark Diemelsee, which cover the entire Waldeck-Frankenberg district and parts of neighboring districts.