A newspaper offered training and mentoring, so that local people could become correspondents and give visibility to the daily life of small rural communities.
Projects & Practice
A project that supports the integration of young immigrants into Swedish society and which is organised by young immigrants themselves.
A company that produces ice-cider in northern Sweden, combined RDP support and crowdfunding to plant an apple orchard that would support its production needs.
An ecovillage was developed on Sweden’s Gotland island using EAFRD funding, providing a model for environmentally-friendly accommodation, waste water treatment, food and energy production. The site is also a template for non-consumerist approaches.
In Sweden, local non-profit associations, encouraged and supported by the public sector, are carrying out the building of broadband infrastructure in the countryside.
The challenge of increasing food production without harming the environment might be solved through innovative production techniques, such as aquaponics.
A small successful food market initiative in Sweden used EAFRD funding to help migrants develop their skills, find employment and set up their own business.
The creation of wetlands in the agricultural landscape can contribute in decreasing the leakage of nutrients into water bodies.
In order to take advantage of the enormous potential of outdoor tourism, fostering cooperation and networking among the local actors is essential.
At a time when news reporting is often controlled by a few, large media channels, a LEADER project gave voice to small local communities.