Rural areas are commonly affected by depopulation and ageing populations. This project promoted healthy and active ageing in rural areas, by offering physical and social activities for the elderly.
Projects & Practice
A social enterprise used RDP funding to foster social innovation and entrepreneurship in one of the most depopulated regions in Europe.
A Local Action Group combined funding from the EAFRD and the EMFF in order to revive the long-lost heritage of traditional shipbuilding on Hiiumaa island.
Communities in Romania, Flanders (Belgium) and Scotland worked collectively to create a model for community-led sustainable tourism development.
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 local action group set up the Acción Sierra Norte platform to protect the groups most at risk from the spread of COVID-19.
A transnational cooperation project to promote DIY solutions for renewable energy production in rural communities.
A family business, trading high quality instant coffee, used EAFRD support to expand its business by installing a new more efficient production line.
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 project to enhance the facilities on a geological site, enable new visitor-based activities and attract more visitors who will spend more time in the area.