The ‘Terroir Moselle wine and architecture route’ is a ‘preparatory’ cooperation project gathering six LEADER areas, five wine growing areas from four regions and three countries.
Projects & Practice
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.
Support from the rural development programme was used to buy new machinery and expand the production capacity of a biogas plant.
The challenge of increasing food production without harming the environment might be solved through innovative production techniques, such as aquaponics.
The creation of wetlands in the agricultural landscape can contribute in decreasing the leakage of nutrients into water bodies.
Visualising how today’s archeological sites and antique remains looked in ancient times using a smartphone application.
On farm care is a new type of service which can help farms diversify while significantly contributing to a more natural rehabilitation process for people in need.
RDP funding helped convert a disused building into an inspiring renewable energy visitor centre in Feldheim – Germany’s first village to be supplied with 100 % renewable energy.
An advisory programme on reducing nutrient pollution, implemented at county level, helps minimise the impact of agriculture on the environment.
An ecovillage was developed on Sweden’s Gotland island using EAFRD funding, providing a model for environmentally-friendly accommodation, waste water treatment, food and energy production. The site is also a template for non-consumerist approaches.