An initiative to promote young farmers participation entrepreneurship and innovation
for sustainable rural areas
Projects & Practice
LINC stands for Leader Inspired Network Community, an initiative of Local Action Groups and Network Support Units.
A project that supports the integration of young immigrants into Swedish society and is organised by young immigrants themselves.
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.
A newspaper offered training and mentoring, so that local people could become correspondents and give visibility to the daily life of small rural communities.
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.
A family farm used RDP support to switch from cattle to turkey breeding in response to market demand.
A Local Action Group engaged local coordinators to stimulate volunteer action and engagement in grassroots initiatives.
The challenge of increasing food production without harming the environment might be solved through innovative production techniques, such as aquaponics.