The project made an Ekso Bionics Exoskeleton available to patients in rural areas. This enables community rehabilitation of patients recovering from spinal injuries, strokes and brain injuries.
Projects & Practice
The Walloon RDP supports the provision of quality healthcare services for ageing inhabitants of rural areas in Belgium.
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.
Turning an abandoned park area and its gardens into a community hub to create opportunities for social interaction, training and employment.
A LEADER measure grant helped purchase film and photography equipment and training for a rural arts festival community project.
This project created free outdoor recreational infrastructure for a range of age groups and motivated them to take up physical activity through workshops and presentations.
A bottom-up project that mobilised the inhabitants of a small town to create their own development plan.
A small community invested in creating a multifunctional sports field to stimulate growth and increase the attractiveness of the area.
De Putter is an example of how small communities that are facing a declining level of services can improve their livelihood and promote social cohesion.
An Austrian farm used EAFRD funding to convert the holding into a horse-assisted therapy centre for children and adults with special needs.