A cultural association in remote rural Latvia used LEADER support to foster co-creation in the local community, resulting in a museum exhibition that is unique in the Baltic States.
Projects & Practice
An ambitious young farmer used RDP support to create a new niche product and a touristic attraction out of his produce of mushrooms that were not suitable for the market.
On farm care is a new type of service which can help farms diversify while significantly contributing to a more natural rehabilitation process for people in need.
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 very small island in Sweden used EAFRD support to broaden the range of services offered by a village shop by building a café area and a kitchen.
A feasibility study was launched in order to set the foundations for turning an ancient crater lake into a driver for local development.
A small commune in Romania used EAFRD support to restore and promote its local landmark: a botanical garden, and design a training programme on environmental aspects for young farmers.
The ‘Mallu does the rounds’ project provided an easy-to-access medical service to people in rural areas of Finland using the Mallu bus.
A dairy plant in Slovenia used EAFRD support for its modernisation and became a lead producer of high quality milk and cheese in the country.
The cooperative ‘Dobrina’ used LEADER support for awareness raising and capacity building activities in order to promote locally produced high quality fresh food to public schools and attract more producers.