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
A newspaper offered training and mentoring, so that local people could become correspondents and give visibility to the daily life of small rural communities.
A LEADER project that promoted the use of the local natural heritage as a lever for sustainable local development.
At a time when news reporting is often controlled by a few, large media channels, a LEADER project gave voice to small local communities.
‘Nature Connects’ is a campaign to raise and generate awareness on the importance of biodiversity in rural landscapes by bringing together land owners, experts and the broader public.
Using LEADER support to provide information and raise awareness about wild bee protection.
The Gasthof Bräu project has restored an old country inn to provide professional working spaces at the heart of a rural village.
In Sweden, local non-profit associations, encouraged and supported by the public sector, are carrying out the building of broadband infrastructure in the countryside.
Austria`s western Vorarlberg region used EAFRD funding to develop a support network to help its communities protect local wildlife and natural habitats.
Three French municipalities used EAFRD support to transform a former railway line into a leisure path for walking, cycling and horse riding.