A newspaper offered training and mentoring, so that local people could become correspondents and give visibility to the daily life of small rural communities.
Projects & Practice
Using RDP support to turn a farm into a nature reserve; contributing to tackling biodiversity loss.
Construction of a new, versatile building consisting of a coworking space, a cultural hall and a tourist office, enhancing the services offered to the residents of a rural municipality.
Expanding a water reservoir and installing a solar farm to reduce the energy costs of irrigation.
On-farm processing can add value to the product and can also make farming a more attractive choice for young farmers - as demonstrated by a berry farm in Finland.
A project to shorten the value chain from the farm to the consumer, to increase the availability of high-quality, local foods and to increase local business profitability.
Offering health and support services to elderly people and those in need by converting a former vicarage into a community care facility.
Supporting vulnerable people and facilitating their re-integration into society through small volunteer jobs on local farms.
A bottom-up project that mobilised the inhabitants of a small town to create their own development plan.
A small, remote rural community of around 1 300 inhabitants in Finland launched a Digi-Hub for the elderly.