Reducing the gap between generations and promoting social cohesion in order to reverse population decline in rural areas.
Projects & Practice
As the environmental measures under the RDP in 2007-2013 were not taken up well by the farming community, LEADER was used to promote biodiversity projects across the Åland Islands (Finland) in the programming period 2014-2020.
A case study on NRN support to designing LEADER.
Spain’s national rural network (REDR) have used a participative process to inform LEADER design for the 2021-2027 programme.
A case study about animation, networking and cooperation in LEADER.
Sustainable development is a cross-cutting theme in LEADER Ravakka’s (Finland) current local development strategy. The aim is to encourage local organisations to combat climate change by becoming more active in implementing environmentally friendly projects.
A local action group set up the Acción Sierra Norte platform to protect the groups most at risk from the spread of COVID-19.
A rural women’s association used Rural Development Programme (RDP) support to organise wool processing training courses and to create employment opportunities by valorising wool, a by-product of sheep meat production.
Collaborative learning and tools for assessing soil health contribute to farmers’ understanding of problems and alternative management strategies.
A transnational cooperation project to promote DIY solutions for renewable energy production in rural communities.