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.
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.
Investing into new machinery for applying liquid fertilizers on crop production in order to protect ground and surface waters.
Setting up an innovative enterprise in a historic building to strengthen the regional and local agricultural economy, while promoting employment and tourism.
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.
A mini-foodtruck called GAL’otte is fostering citizens’ exchanges and social cohesion in Pays de Herve, by preparing and baking pizza together with the citizens.