Rural areas are commonly affected by depopulation and ageing populations. This project promoted healthy and active ageing in rural areas, by offering physical and social activities for the elderly.
Projects & Practice
Communities in Romania, Flanders (Belgium) and Scotland worked collectively to create a model for community-led sustainable tourism development.
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.
Local renewable energy opportunities generated through knowledge exchange, capacity building and training on sustainable forest management and energy transition.
A family business, trading high quality instant coffee, used EAFRD support to expand its business by installing a new more efficient production line.
A community centre used support from the rural development programme to enhance its services and premises in order not to exclude people with Dementia.
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.
The GrowBiz approach to enterprise support is based on building long-term relationships with businesses and encouraging them to connect, collaborate, share and network with other enterprises in their local community and further afield.
Rural coworking spaces create opportunities for cooperation and innovation in rural areas while helping to attract new professionals to settle in the countryside.
Turning an abandoned park area and its gardens into a community hub to create opportunities for social interaction, training and employment.