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
A LEADER project that promoted the use of the local natural heritage as a lever for sustainable local development.
A project that supports generational renewal by promoting employment opportunities in the rural areas of Catalonia.
Promoting the use of a landscape feature, as it is the dry-stone constructions, to stimulate territorial development.
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.
This inter-territorial cooperation project sought to expand a network of co-working spaces in rural Catalonia and raise awareness of their benefits.
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.