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.
Projects & Practice
Awareness raising and sales promotion for organic crops and products
A local community used discarded fruit to producing fruit juice for local consumption.
The National Rural Network of Slovakia used RDP funds to support the organization of farmers´ markets in different Slovak regions.
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.
LEADER funding helped the economic development of a small Polish rural village building on the local community’s rich history.
A small essential oils company used EAFRD funds to add organic rose oil to its product range by investing into distillery equipment.
EAFRD funding helped develop new tourism attractions and tools to facilitate access to natural and historical landmarks in the region.
The Onion Route is a network of tourism service providers and a unique cultural space in the Eastern part of Estonia.