Rural coworking spaces create opportunities for cooperation and innovation in rural areas while helping to attract new professionals to settle in the countryside.
Projects & Practice
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.
A pilot project to demonstrate the environmental and economic benefits of using solar energy.
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 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.
Offering health and support services to elderly people and those in need by converting a former vicarage into a community care facility.
A bottom-up project that mobilised the inhabitants of a small town to create their own development plan.
A small community invested in creating a multifunctional sports field to stimulate growth and increase the attractiveness of the area.
At a time when news reporting is often controlled by a few, large media channels, a LEADER project gave voice to small local communities.