A rural women’s association used Rural Development Programme (RDP) support to organise wool processing training courses and to create employment opportunities by valorising wool, a by-product of sheep meat production.
Projects & Practice
Communities coming together to collaboratively develop locally suited, innovative actions to mitigate climate change in rural Finland.
Refurbishment of a mountain path to stimulate economic activity and thus contribute to the revitalisation of the neighbouring rural areas.
In order to strengthen and expand the function of a community café as a focal point of the village community, the outdoor area of the old school hosting the café was rebuilt and designed in such a way that community events can be held outdoors.
The project supported the construction of a water supply network in the village of Reka, ensuring that all inhabitants have adequate access to water.
Young people from Finland and Scotland came together to create a Youth Manifesto outlining ways in which local actors can engage young people in their activities.
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.
Supporting co-operation and knowledge sharing to tackle eutrophication in a vulnerable lake system.
Investing in extending a cycle lane to promote soft mobility in the commute to work or the school run, as well as for leisure.