The project considered built heritage as a development lever for a rural area and relied upon the younger generation to raise awareness about it and to take care of it in the longer term.
Projects & Practice
An intercultural youth event that allows young people from neighboring countries to learn about each other’s language and culture and to exchange experiences.
Installing an efficient irrigation system in a fig orchard helped to better manage water stress for the trees and increased the quality and volume of production.
A LEADER project used artistic creations to increase the attractiveness of a remote rural area and stimulate economic activity.
A young farmer received RDP support to set up a new horticultural seedling production facility and create employment for her family.
The creation of wetlands in the agricultural landscape can contribute in decreasing the leakage of nutrients into water bodies.
Promoting the use of a landscape feature, as it is the dry-stone constructions, to stimulate territorial development.
A transnational cooperation project on converting abandoned parish houses to accommodate tourists.
The construction of a water reservoir helped combat the more frequent extreme weather events such as heavy rainfall and forest fires due to climate change.
De Putter is an example of how small communities that are facing a declining level of services can improve their livelihood and promote social cohesion.