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.
Projects & Practice
Three Finnish artists used EAFRD funding to transform a remote former school in rural Finland into a residence for international artists, now the largest in all Scandinavia.
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.
An Austrian family converted their dairy farm to produce organic eggs from laying hens in a barn after they saw an opportunity in the market.
Three French municipalities used EAFRD support to transform a former railway line into a leisure path for walking, cycling and horse riding.
Slovak cultural association Microregion Juzne Sitno used EAFRD support to organise courses in ceramic production and wool processing, reviving a local tradition.
A Slovakian town used EAFRD support to create an educational trail promoting the historical, cultural and natural heritage of the local area.
A Slovakian association used popular fairytales to enhance tourist attractions for children, increasing overall visitor numbers and marketing opportunities.
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.