A small successful food market initiative in Sweden used EAFRD funding to help migrants develop their skills, find employment and set up their own business.
Projects & Practice
EAFRD funding helped renovate a dairy farm boosting animal welfare and making farm work more efficient.
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 company managing publicly-owned forests purchased new machinery to turn forest residues and logging waste into valuable biomass fuel.
A series of locally organised music festivals to promote social cohesion, youth engagement and community spirit.
A small Estonian organic farm used EAFRD funding to scale up its production of herbs by investing in new machinery and upgrading buildings to help the business to grow.
An Austrian family converted their dairy farm to produce organic eggs from laying hens in a barn after they saw an opportunity in the market.
A cooperative association in Sweden received EAFRD support to offer a tailored course aimed at immigrants, building on their experience of rural life and improving their language skills to increase their prospects of finding work.
The ‘Meine Gemeinde – Heimat für alle’ (‘My Community – make yourself at home’) project brought together local stakeholders into inclusion working groups using LEADER support to develop a range of activities promoting migrant integration.
Given that compost for growing oyster mushrooms was not produced in Romania and had to be imported, a group of farmers used EAFRD to build a plant for producing compost using their own wheat straw.