An infrastructure investment to solve the problem of waste water treatment in a sparsely populated rural municipality.
Projects & Practice
The future-proof peat meadow polder ‘Lange Weide’, is unique bottom-up initiative and the largest submerged drainage project in the Netherlands.
Adjustments to water management and remedial measures help to preserve protected areas and conserve the landscape of the Western Langstraat.
A Local Action Group (LAG) helps coordinate the climate and energy strategies of its municipalities.
The Walloon RDP supports the provision of quality healthcare services for ageing inhabitants of rural areas in Belgium.
The project considered built heritage as a development lever for a rural area and relied upon the younger generation to raise awareness about it and to take care of it in the longer term.
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.
A mini-foodtruck called GAL’otte is fostering citizens’ exchanges and social cohesion in Pays de Herve, by preparing and baking pizza together with the citizens.
A canal stream was reconstructed to get extra water storage capacity and to improve the water quality and biodiversity in the surrounding area.
A permanent local international market established on a village at the Slovak-Hungarian border enabled local producers from both countries to sell their products more effectively.