Reducing the cost of renovation works for households lacking essential energy services by bringing together local resources, including people’s skills and time. This is the winning initiative of the 2019 Rural Inspiration Awards in the 'Social Inclusion' category.
Projects & Practice
An inter-territorial cooperation project to support the development of a system for verifying the traceability and the sustainable management of wood from hedgerows.
A family business, with a long-standing tradition of producing denim clothing, used support from the LEADER measure to establish a modern workshop and increase its share in domestic and international markets.
Investing in extending a cycle lane to promote soft mobility in the commute to work or the school run, as well as for leisure.
A LEADER project used artistic creations to increase the attractiveness of a remote rural area and stimulate economic activity.
LEADER support for an arts in education project that promotes gender quality among school children in rural areas.
An entrepreneur developed an innovative farming model by turning an old farm into a demonstration site where visitors can see and learn about husbandry and endemic game species.
An innovative interterritorial cooperation project brought together Local Action Groups and other social partners to demonstrate and promote the use of solar energy by local communities.
The cost for fossil fuels can be a significant constrain for the operation of a small farm. Reverting into renewable sources of energy such as biomass, can help increase the farm’s competitiveness while protecting the environment.
A local action groups promoted energy efficiency upgrades in the towns of its area and in order to identify good practice examples it cooperated with partner local action groups in Scotland.