Reintroducing the traditional practice of controlled forest burning, as means to promote biodiversity and create new business opportunities in the forestry sector.
Projects & Practice
A project to help keep elderly people living at home safe and happy.
Restoration of a meadow irrigation ditch to revive a multi-centennial tradition that existed throughout Europe and over time has produced meadows of outstanding flora.
Support from the rural development programme was used to buy new machinery and expand the production capacity of a biogas plant.
A Local Action Group (LAG) helps coordinate the climate and energy strategies of its municipalities.
An example of an initiative promoting energy efficiency that addresses climate change through targeted actions at grassroots level.
The Walloon RDP supports the provision of quality healthcare services for ageing inhabitants of rural areas in Belgium.
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.
A newspaper offered training and mentoring, so that local people could become correspondents and give visibility to the daily life of small rural communities.
A company that produces ice-cider in northern Sweden, combined RDP support and crowdfunding to plant an apple orchard that would support its production needs.