Communities in Romania, Flanders (Belgium) and Scotland worked collectively to create a model for community-led sustainable tourism development.
Projects & Practice
Reducing the gap between generations and promoting social cohesion in order to reverse population decline in rural areas.
Creating a testing area for young entrepreneurs wishing to work in organic market gardening or horticulture, where they can receive training and advice.
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 transnational cooperation project to promote DIY solutions for renewable energy production in rural communities.
A project to help keep elderly people living at home safe and happy.
The Walloon RDP supports the provision of quality healthcare services for ageing inhabitants of rural areas in Belgium.
Promoting the sustainable management of small, privately owned forests. This is the winning initiative of the 2019 Rural Inspiration Awards in the 'LEADER' category.
On-farm processing can add value to the product and can also make farming a more attractive choice for young farmers - as demonstrated by a berry farm in Finland.
A project to give a voice to rural youth, to hear and publish their stories and to make them visible in society and its decision-making process.