Many small towns have the problem of vacant sales spaces and an innovative concept to revitalise city centres is to offer flexible rental options to pop-up shops. This was the winning initiative of the 2019 Rural Inspiration Awards in the 'Popular Vote' category.
Projects & Practice
An inter-territorial cooperation project to support the development of a system for verifying the traceability and the sustainable management of wood from hedgerows.
An innovative concept to revitalise the city centre of an Austrian town by offering flexible rental options to pop up shops.
Investing in extending a cycle lane to promote soft mobility in the commute to work or the school run, as well as for leisure.
A transnational cooperation project on converting abandoned parish houses to accommodate tourists.
The ‘Kraft Das Murtal’ is an economic network of businesses aiming to identify and support the business potential of the region and contribute to its further development.
A Finnish NGO used EAFRD funding in a transnational project to exchange and develop best practices for integrating immigrants and refugees in rural areas.
Austria`s Mühlviertel region developed an organic brand as a marketing tool to promote local producers, suppliers and tourism.
Transnational cooperation between a French and Portuguese LAG on the topic of urban-rural relations has resulted in mutual learning about new ways to improve the scope and effectiveness of short supply-chains for local food.