In Sweden, local non-profit associations, encouraged and supported by the public sector, are carrying out the building of broadband infrastructure in the countryside.
Projects & Practice
A company managing publicly-owned forests purchased new machinery to turn forest residues and logging waste into valuable biomass fuel.
The PRIP project extended the national fibre-optic network in Lithuania to some of the remotest rural communities.
A local association used EAFRD support to get broadband coverage in a rural area which was previously lacking any access to internet or telephone connection.
Setting up a house locating system in the rural areas of Formentera island, Spain, made it easier for emergency services and other service providers to access isolated rural homes.
The Slovakian agricultural cooperative Panovce used EAFRD support to upgrade its dairy facilities and equipment, raising welfare standards and improving production.
A young and dynamic team of veterinary sector experts received EAFRD support to establish a private laboratory offering high quality veterinary services to farmers.
This LEADER-funded project created several small wetlands and helped raise awareness of and interest in water protection among landowners. It also contributed to increasing the amount of available water in the island of Gotland.
Establishing a totally new and innovative crowd-sourcing concept combined with a local financial intermediary.
Investments in renewable energy helped a pig farm to maintain and increase its competitiveness.