Sustainable development is a cross-cutting theme in LEADER Ravakka’s (Finland) current local development strategy. The aim is to encourage local organisations to combat climate change by becoming more active in implementing environmentally friendly projects.
Projects & Practice
In order to contribute more effectively to combating climate change, a Romanian LAG included energy adaptation and mitigation projects in its local development strategy. This case study looks at the role of LEADER in promoting renewable energies and energy efficiency.
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.
A young entrepreneur received LEADER support to buy modern veterinary equipment that enabled her to provide farmers and pet owners with high-quality services.
A new culinary concept for a restaurant which gives diners a clear view of the farm’s cattle barn helping them discover the linkages between food and farming.
Organising a competition to support and encourage businesses and their sustainable projects in tourism, health, agriculture and forestry in the Kalkalpen National Park, Austria
Using Rural Development Programme (RDP) support to set up modern poplar plantations in response to the increasing demand from industry for high quality raw materials
Piloting a tool that helps assess the impact potential and necessary points of improvement of LEADER projects, already during the project’s application phase.
Planting new woodland under a scheme in a partnership between Forestry services, a local authority and the local community.
Expanding the range of tourist offer in a LAG area by supporting a small farm to diversify into horseback riding and therapeutic riding.