The future-proof peat meadow polder ‘Lange Weide’, is unique bottom-up initiative and the largest submerged drainage project in the Netherlands.
Projects & Practice
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.
A leading manufacturer of conserves and jams used RDP support to increase its winter water storage capacity for use during the summer dry months.
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.
Expanding a water reservoir and installing a solar farm to reduce the energy costs of irrigation.
A bottom-up project that mobilised the inhabitants of a small town to create their own development plan.