An all-day bus tour to another country with 24 agri-food entrepreneurs and about ten experts and advisors has proved an innovative way of developing business ideas and the skills and confidence to implement them.
Projects & Practice
An ecovillage was developed on Sweden’s Gotland island using EAFRD funding, providing a model for environmentally-friendly accommodation, waste water treatment, food and energy production. The site is also a template for non-consumerist approaches.
A Polish NGO used EAFRD funding to promote local traditional foods from the Mazovia region through a culinary trail, a food contest and a series of educational courses.
A feasibility study was launched in order to set the foundations for turning an ancient crater lake into a driver for local development.
Estonian tourism operators used EAFRD funding to install road signs to promote the local Seto culture and help visitors find interesting landmarks.
Austria`s Mühlviertel region developed an organic brand as a marketing tool to promote local producers, suppliers and tourism.
Three French municipalities used EAFRD support to transform a former railway line into a leisure path for walking, cycling and horse riding.
A series of different LEADER supported projects helped the development of distribution systems for producers as to improve market access and local food awareness.
Establishing a totally new and innovative crowd-sourcing concept combined with a local financial intermediary.
The project promoted the traditional architecture of Tsakonia region. In this way it increased the appreciation for its value and helped attract greater numbers of tourists.