A unique example of a rural business which achieved economic profitability based on innovation and environmentally-friendly practices.
Projects & Practice
A Technical Assistance project about empowering local and regional actors to work more effectively with rural communities in order to revitalise these areas.
The knowledge generated in research and innovation projects is hard to access, thus it is vital to create networks for knowledge transfer between production and research.
An agricultural company used EAFRD funding to strengthen its production of green asparagus and increase its share of the national and European market.
SILTA supports entrepreneurship among young people by providing a cooperative structure through which they can grow their business ideas and receive training, mentoring and peer support.
A company producing rye gin and whiskey used RDP support to increase its production capacity to meet the demand of national and international markets.
RDP support helped a young entrepreneur to acquire the necessary equipment in order to start his own wood construction business in an area of high unemployment.
A start-up business in Finland used RDP financing to carry out a feasibility study which helped lower the risks in upscaling their production capacity of biocomposites.
Three Finnish artists used EAFRD funding to transform a remote former school in rural Finland into a residence for international artists, now the largest in all Scandinavia.
The community centre of a small Latvian village was renovated and equipped to support soap production and training courses, thus turning the village into a tourist attraction.