The development of an online platform helped stimulate and support rural enterprises to turn to e-business.
Projects & Practice
A Latvian association that promotes social integration of visually impaired people, used EAFRD support to purchase 3D printing equipment for producing signs, maps and educational material.
The project promoted the traditional architecture of Tsakonia region. In this way it increased the appreciation for its value and helped attract greater numbers of tourists.
Natural potential of rural areas often remains unexploited. In Estonia the construction of a water themed park generated interest in the countryside and attracted visitors through promoting eco-tourism and environmental education.
An innovative LEADER project promotes hiking in the Belgian Eifel area by means of an online hiking planner tool, GPS navigation and a smartphone app.
A local community used discarded fruit to producing fruit juice for local consumption.
Identifying village tourism experiences that have resulted in successful practices to share and replicate them in other territories.
The “Living on the Edge” route comprises of 21 different sites presenting the nature, culture and history of South-Estonia using the yellow frame, the iconic symbol of “National Geographic”.
The community centre of a small Latvian village was renovated and equipped to support soap production and training courses, thus turning the village into a tourist attraction.
The initiative reveals how various sources of funding can be used in a synergistic way to capitalise upon local resources and tackle unemployment sustainably.