This project is an example of how villagers can get access to high-speed broadband networks even in remote and sparsely populated rural areas. It is the winning initiative of the 2019 Rural Inspiration Awards in the 'Rural Revitalisation' category.
Projects & Practice
A newspaper offered training and mentoring, so that local people could become correspondents and give visibility to the daily life of small rural communities.
The largest inter-territorial cooperation project in Finland for 2014-2020, aims to promote cultural heritage as a vehicle for tourism development.
Punkalaidun municipality conducted a feasibility study for setting up a biogas plant producing energy from manure, which resulted in an investment decision.
A small, remote rural community of around 1 300 inhabitants in Finland launched a Digi-Hub for the elderly.
At a time when news reporting is often controlled by a few, large media channels, a LEADER project gave voice to small local communities.
In order to take advantage of the enormous potential of outdoor tourism, fostering cooperation and networking among the local actors is essential.
De Putter is an example of how small communities that are facing a declining level of services can improve their livelihood and promote social cohesion.
Support from the Czech RDP helped a successful brewery established in an abandoned pottery factory, to start expanding the range of services it offered to visitors.
A community broadband initiative delivered fast broadband access to hundreds of residents in a sparsely populated region of Kuhmo in eastern Finland.