Harnessing cultural heritage as a rural development tool in Slovakia.
Projects & Practice
The project aim was for the Lauhanvuori-Hämeenkangas region to reach UNESCO Global Geopark status and this was achieved in summer 2020. Through project activities regional municipalities, Metsähallitus, Natural Resources Institute Finland, companies, associations, educational institutions and individual residents have worked together to develop the region and to construct a sustainable nature tourism destination.
The ReWI project inspires young people to examine entrepreneurship from the perspective of the circular economy. The project has opened up a wide range of opportunities for young people, resulting in 40 new circular economy enterprises.
Communities coming together to collaboratively develop locally suited, innovative actions to mitigate climate change in rural Finland.
RDP support financed a series of restoration and basic works on a historic monument church in rural Romania.
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.
Young people from Finland and Scotland came together to create a Youth Manifesto outlining ways in which local actors can engage young people in their activities.
Supporting co-operation and knowledge sharing to tackle eutrophication in a vulnerable lake system.
Investing in extending a cycle lane to promote soft mobility in the commute to work or the school run, as well as for leisure.