EU funding conrtibuted to create and promote a new cultural and culinary brand for the attractive Vistula valley in Poland, helping the region to entice tourists.
Projects & Practice
In Sweden, local non-profit associations, encouraged and supported by the public sector, are carrying out the building of broadband infrastructure in the countryside.
An ecovillage was developed on Sweden’s Gotland island using EAFRD funding, providing a model for environmentally-friendly accommodation, waste water treatment, food and energy production. The site is also a template for non-consumerist approaches.
A Polish NGO used EAFRD funding to promote local traditional foods from the Mazovia region through a culinary trail, a food contest and a series of educational courses.
A local producer of syrups and vinegars in Estonia used EAFRD funding to scale up production to create a business that sells to restaurants, shops and big suppliers.
Austria`s Mühlviertel region developed an organic brand as a marketing tool to promote local producers, suppliers and tourism.
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.
A Slovakian cultural centre used EAFRD support to develop and promote a regional brand to improve sales of local artisanal products.