Reintroducing the traditional practice of controlled forest burning, as means to promote biodiversity and create new business opportunities in the forestry sector.
Projects & Practice
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.
A Local Action Group (LAG) helps coordinate the climate and energy strategies of its municipalities.
A dedicated communications campaign to promote the launch of the Rural Development Programme (RDP) in Finland.
An example of an initiative promoting energy efficiency that addresses climate change through targeted actions at grassroots level.
A company producing rye gin and whiskey used RDP support to increase its production capacity to meet the demand of national and international markets.
Supporting co-operation and knowledge sharing to tackle eutrophication in a vulnerable lake system.
Construction of a new, versatile building consisting of a coworking space, a cultural hall and a tourist office, enhancing the services offered to the residents of a rural municipality.
A small, remote rural community of around 1 300 inhabitants in Finland launched a Digi-Hub for the elderly.
The project considered built heritage as a development lever for a rural area and relied upon the younger generation to raise awareness about it and to take care of it in the longer term.