Communities in Romania, Flanders (Belgium) and Scotland worked collectively to create a model for community-led sustainable tourism development.
Projects & Practice
A TNC cooperation project in which partner areas with long coastlines worked together to strike a balance between protecting the environment and opening up their areas to tourists in a sustainable way.
A family business, trading high quality instant coffee, used EAFRD support to expand its business by installing a new more efficient production line.
Planting new woodland under a scheme in a partnership between Forestry services, a local authority and the local community.
A community centre used support from the rural development programme to enhance its services and premises in order not to exclude people with Dementia.
A network that helps improve sustainability through farmer-led innovation. ‘Field labs’ and research grants provide farmers with skills, support and scientific backing to find solutions to the challenges which farmers face.
The model of the Rural Parliament is one which has grown across Europe. Scotland has adopted the model, following the example of others such as Sweden, Finland and Estonia.
Investments in renewable energy helped a pig farm to maintain and increase its competitiveness.
The Cywain Agriculture Project is an agri-food support scheme to develop innovative ideas in adding value to Welsh produce.
A business network used LEADER funding to provide an alternative source of business support to rural communities through local people with relevant knowledge and contacts.