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.
Projects & Practice
As part of the greater LEADER project ‘Moselle Diversity’ the sub-project ‘World City’ supported the organisation of summer activities for children aged between 7 and 12, including children of refugees, and fostered cultural diversity and the values of ‘living together’.
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.
An renovated traditional house became a multi-purpose public space, offering opportunities for interaction among the members of the local community.
An agricultural holding installed 42 ha of pastures which helped increase the farm’s livestock while increasing carbon sequestration and offering environmental services.
A herd of water buffalo helps preserve biodiversity and wetland landscape in a Natura 2000 area in Berlin, Germany.
EAFRD funding helped set up associations that bring together local stakeholders with diverse interests to manage the implementation of Nature 2000 conservation rules.
A Finnish NGO used EAFRD funding in a transnational project to exchange and develop best practices for integrating immigrants and refugees in rural areas.
A Finnish NGO used EAFRD funds to develop a network of nature-based service providers and activities to support their development such as study trips and work groups.
A series of locally organised music festivals to promote social cohesion, youth engagement and community spirit.