Reintroducing the traditional practice of controlled forest burning, as means to promote biodiversity and create new business opportunities in the forestry sector.
Projects & Practice
In an area where the agricultural sector is under pressure due the expansion of a nearby urban centre, the diversification of farming activities e.g. ice-cream production and marketing, can ensure the farm’s sustainability.
A project to help keep elderly people living at home safe and happy.
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.
A land consolidation project helped restore the functionality of vineyard terraces and thus maintained a landscape which is a habitat of rare species.
A community project in which young people actively participated in shaping their environment and strengthened the cohesion of their community.
An initiative to sensitise companies in the Northern Eifel region to the problem of management succession at an early stage.
An educational institution for farmers in Austria used RDP support to develop a training programme using digital, web-based technologies and applications.
Many small towns have the problem of vacant sales spaces and an innovative concept to revitalise city centres is to offer flexible rental options to pop-up shops. This was the winning initiative of the 2019 Rural Inspiration Awards in the 'Popular Vote' category.
A company producing rye gin and whiskey used RDP support to increase its production capacity to meet the demand of national and international markets.