Reintroducing the traditional practice of controlled forest burning, as means to promote biodiversity and create new business opportunities in the forestry sector.
Projects & Practice
An association used RDP support to turn the ‘disadvantages’ of long periods of cold and darkness in northern Sweden, into a unique selling point for tourism.
A project to help keep elderly people living at home safe and happy.
A sports club used RDP support to renovate its facilities and offer a space that contributes to the integration of immigrants in the local society.
A dedicated communications campaign to promote the launch of the Rural Development Programme (RDP) in Finland.
An example of a large-scale previously state owned farm, which now successfully combines economic sustainability and the provision of public goods.
A project that supports the integration of young immigrants into Swedish society and is organised by young immigrants themselves.
This project is an example of how villagers can get access to high-speed broadband networks even in remote and sparsely populated rural areas. It is the winning initiative of the 2019 Rural Inspiration Awards in the 'Rural Revitalisation' category.
A newspaper offered training and mentoring, so that local people could become correspondents and give visibility to the daily life of small rural communities.
A series of seminars to create opportunities for formal and tacit knowledge transfer between experienced farmers and newcomers to agriculture.