In order to strengthen and expand the function of a community café as a focal point of the village community, the outdoor area of the old school hosting the café was rebuilt and designed in such a way that community events can be held outdoors.
Projects & Practice
Organising a series of educational events to raise awareness and interest about the environmental functions of the peatlands in Brandenburg.
Setting up an innovative lavender distillery in response to increasing market demands for high quality, niche products.
A market-driven investment to increase a sheep farm’s competitiveness, through the intensification of high quality organic milk production.
A community project in which young people actively participated in shaping their environment and strengthened the cohesion of their community.
Modernisation of a cannery with new machinery leading to improved competitiveness and a stronger local short supply chain.
Offering health and support services to elderly people and those in need by converting a former vicarage into a community care facility.
A LEADER project that aims to educate and support the local population, especially young people, to improve the biodiversity in the villages of the area.
EAFRD support was used to convert 5.4 ha of abandoned land into organic cherries orchards, thus helping to expand the harvest season and increase the farms profitability.
The local community of Ballstadt created a financially self-sustaining combined village shop and café, which acts as an important meeting place for the local community.