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.
Projects & Practice
Rural coworking spaces create opportunities for cooperation and innovation in rural areas while helping to attract new professionals to settle in the countryside.
The Rural Broadband project is a national intervention to close the digital divide in remote and sparsely populated rural ‘white areas’.
Turning an abandoned park area and its gardens into a community hub to create opportunities for social interaction, training and employment.
A newspaper offered training and mentoring, so that local people could become correspondents and give visibility to the daily life of small rural communities.
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.
Expanding a water reservoir and installing a solar farm to reduce the energy costs of irrigation.
A project that demonstrates how agri-environment support can significantly help the protection of the environment while also increasing the profitability of a farm.
A project to shorten the value chain from the farm to the consumer, to increase the availability of high-quality, local foods and to increase local business profitability.