In order to contribute more effectively to combating climate change, a Romanian LAG included energy adaptation and mitigation projects in its local development strategy. This case study looks at the role of LEADER in promoting renewable energies and energy efficiency.
Projects & Practice
Local renewable energy opportunities generated through knowledge exchange, capacity building and training on sustainable forest management and energy transition.
RDP support financed a series of restoration and basic works on a historic monument church in rural Romania.
Rural coworking spaces create opportunities for cooperation and innovation in rural areas while helping to attract new professionals to settle in the countryside.
A young female farmer introduced a blackberry plantation into a wheat and barley production area and created added value by developing a new range of products. This was the winning initiative of the 2019 Rural Inspiration Awards in the 'Improving competitiveness' category.
A small community invested in creating a multifunctional sports field to stimulate growth and increase the attractiveness of the area.
Promoting the use of a landscape feature, as it is the dry-stone constructions, to stimulate territorial development.
A commune in Transylvania used EAFRD support to connect homes to a water and sewage network as well as other key infrastructure.
A Slovakian cultural centre used EAFRD support to develop and promote a regional brand to improve sales of local artisanal products.
Slovak cultural association Microregion Juzne Sitno used EAFRD support to organise courses in ceramic production and wool processing, reviving a local tradition.