A Local Action Group engaged local coordinators to stimulate volunteer action and engagement in grassroots initiatives.
Projects & Practice
At a time when news reporting is often controlled by a few, large media channels, a LEADER project gave voice to small local communities.
LEADER support for an arts in education project that promotes gender quality among school children in rural areas.
A cooperation project to promote the consumption of locally produced beef and create economic and environmental benefits.
Establishing a network of local integration actors between partner regions and offering them an opportunity to exchange knowledge and experiences.
A bakery company producing high quality traditional bakery products used support from the rural development programme to modernise and expand its production capacity.
An integrated project in Italy supported farmers to add value to the local production of wheat and wheat flour, and thus become more competitive.
A number of arable farms formed a consortium to explore the possibility of growing oleaginous crops and adding value to the local production.
A project offering training modules targeting bovine breeders to promote alternative methods to maintain healthy livestock and decrease the use of antibiotics
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.