Natural potential of rural areas often remains unexploited. In Estonia the construction of a water themed park generated interest in the countryside and attracted visitors through promoting eco-tourism and environmental education.
Projects & Practice
The project supported the area of Chimay to promote 'green tourism' and boost local development by fostering cooperation among local stakeholders.
A local community used discarded fruit to producing fruit juice for local consumption.
The community centre of a small Latvian village was renovated and equipped to support soap production and training courses, thus turning the village into a tourist attraction.
The Kodila meat processing company used EAFRD funds to invest in new equipment in order to enhance the quality of its PDO ham and increase its production volumes.
LEADER funding helped the economic development of a small Polish rural village building on the local community’s rich history.
A small essential oils company used EAFRD funds to add organic rose oil to its product range by investing into distillery equipment.
EAFRD funding helped develop new tourism attractions and tools to facilitate access to natural and historical landmarks in the region.
Setting up a centre to upgrade, produce and maintain electric vehicles and charging stations.
A village established an amber community house to offer amber workshops and promote collaboration among amber craftsmen.